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Giesen 2012 The Fuder Single Vineyard Selection: Matthews Lane Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough $44.99

‘Fuder’ wines are a new and very welcome premium label from the well-known Sauvignon Blanc producer, Giesen. Fermented in a 1000 litre German oak Fuder, the wine is given extended contact with the yeast lees to build texture and complexity. Deliciously creamy-textured wine, with nutty yeast lees characters adding complexity to ripe nectarine, peach and other stone fruit flavours. A complex, satisfying Sauvignon Blanc in a very appealing style. (Screwcap) Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now-2018

Food match: Yellowfin tuna tartare muhammara, cous cous, lime & walnut

Stockists: Giesen Cellar Door, Marlborough

Ranked #3 of 166 2012 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: $41.66 Avg 96pt 2012 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 96.4 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

Giesen Fuder Mathews Lane 2012 Sav Blanc

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