Classy Marlborough organic Syrah from the excellent 2015 vintage. Giesen are very proud of this release which was meticulously handled throughout its production with intense attention to detail in the both the vineyard and winery. It's a lovely, quite pretty style with underlying fruit weight and good depth.
Fruit was hand picked by block before being transferred to the winery where it was gently de-stemmed. This fruit was added to open top fermenters and cold soaked for five to seven days to enable early development of colour and flavour. The fruit was left to macerate for a further 14 days to maximise flavour before pressing. From here the free run wine was aged in French oak 300L barrels for 12 months ahead of bottling.