Giesen has won two trophies at the 2022 International Wine Challenge, which is known as the most rigorous, impartial and influential wine competition in the world. The Giesen Single Vineyard Clayvin Syrah 2019 was awarded the Marlborough Syrah Trophy, and The Brothers Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2017 won the New Zealand Sweet Trophy.
The International Wine Challenge sets the benchmark for wine quality with an intense judging panel that sees each wine tested by a minimum of 12 experts. Only five New Zealand wines won trophies at the competition, so Giesen is incredibly proud to call two of them their own.
“So much hard work goes into each vintage – a lot of blood, sweat and tears. So to have some of our best celebrated on the world stage at such a prestigious competition is truly amazing.” Said Duncan Shouler, Chief Winemaker for Giesen.
“These wines are among the best we have to offer. Each single vineyard selection wine is nurtured with meticulous hands-on viticulture. The fruit produces highly concentrated flavours which our winemaking team harnesses.”
“The Giesen Single Vineyard Clayvin Syrah 2019 is from Giesen Group’s revered Clayvin Vineyard in the Southern Valleys in Marlborough. The Syrah block is located at the top of the organic certified vineyard, where warm daytime air help to ripen the grapes. The finish has classic Syrah varietal expression of black fruits, white pepper and spice. The grapes were hand-picked and hand-sorted in the vineyard.”
“The Brothers Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is from Wairau Valley in Marlborough. We even hand pick, grape stomp and basket press the traditional way. The finish is bright, energised and persistent. Apricot, pink grapefruit, ginger with concentrated, vibrant tropical fruits.”