GIESEN SVS PINOT NOIR RIDGE BLOCK 16
The Giesen brothers and their chief winemaker Nikolai St-George, turn up the volume on Marlborough Pinot Noir in this excellent single vineyard Ridge Pinot. It's from a vineyard in the region's Southern Valleys. All of the grapes in this wine are hand harvested and fermented with wild yeasts then basket pressed to a combination of oak, 25% of which is new French barriques.
This is an elegant, medium bodied, intensely fresh, bright, youthful Pinot Noir, which shows Marlborough Pinot Noir in a flattering new light.