2012 Giesen Single Vineyard Selection "Clayvin" Pinot Noir Marlborough SKU #1214105


BC 96 JS 94 RP 91
ST 91
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A very special single vineyard bottling from on of the most famous sites in New Zealand. Clayvin vineyard is situated at the southern end of Brancott Valley. The soils are fine silt loam over Southern Valley clay. The vines are low yielding, 20 years old, organically farmed and planted at high density 5ft row x 4ft vine spacing. This wine is a tiny production, just 500 six packs in total and is Giesen's mighty fine effort to show how special this vineyard really is.

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  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    This formed part of a recent Clayvin vineyard three producer vertical we tasted with resident NZ expert and buyer Ryan Wood house. Giesen now owns Clayvin. Their bottling may have been the most delicious right now, with lovely cherry fruited purity and even some cherry pit/almond notes adding further complexity. This is so drinkable now but will undoubtedly improve in bottle for at least another 6-8 years.


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