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Premium Marlborough Pinot Noir

Giesen's award-winning Uncharted wines are designed to showcase the subregions of Marlborough - New Zealand's most internationally renowned wine region.

We're proud to share this award-winning wine, brand new to Australian shores. With five star reviews and a slew of 90+ point scores, it's your turn to see what all the fuss is about.

Brand New To Australia

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Dark Plum  |  Black Cherry  |  Sweet Spices

This smooth, complex Pinot Noir is made with premium fruit harvested from select vineyards throughout the Southern Valleys. This Marlborough sub-region is known for growing rich, ripe, structured Pinot Noir.

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Rich & Bold

On The Nose

Discover aromas of dark cherry and bramble, with sweet spice and subtle toasty notes.

On The Palate

Enjoy flavours of cherry compote, mocha and clove, with earthy smokey notes from careful barrel aging in French oak hogsheads.

Highly Awarded

Rated Top 10 Marlborough Pinot Noirs of 2019

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, The Real Review

Awarded 95/100 Points & Gold Medal

Melbourne International Wine Competition

Awarded 93/100 Points, Excellent

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

Awarded 94/100 Points

Dan Murphy's Wine Panel

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Made With Care

We pay particular attention to detail in our Uncharted wines, hand-picking only small premium parcels of fruit from two blocks in our Southern Valleys vineyards with heavier soils.

 

This adds texture and subtle flint notes, and ensures an intense and distinctive flavour profile that characterises the Southern Valleys subregion. Fruit is hand sorted in the vineyard to select only perfect bunches. 

Feast Your Eyes

We love our Uncharted Pinot Noir served with New Zealand lamb cutlets marinated in garlic and fresh herbs before a quick char on the barbeque.

This pairing is sure to surprise and delight your guests - there's nothing like sharing a new wine that's a bit special and they've never tried before.

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Watch The Virtual Wine Tasting

Sit back and relax while our Chief Winemaker Duncan takes you through our new wine.

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Critical Reviews

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Ranked #6 2019 Marlborough Pinot Noir of 102 Tasted

94 Points, 4 Stars

"From grapes grown in the Southern Valleys subregion. Reasonably deep-tinted Pinot Noir with dark-fleshed plum, dark cherry, cassis, grape stems. Fine peppery tannins give structure without making the wine at all inaccessible. A smart Pinot with character."

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Awarded 93 Points, Excellent

"Ripe, varietal, dense, fruity and most importantly - pinosity - a bouquet with scents of red berries and dark roses, fine baking spice layers and mild toasty wood complexity. On the palate - equally appealing with flavours of raspberry and dark cherry, a touch of dried herb then toasty oak spices of vanilla and a touch of clove. "

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Awarded 93 Points, 5 Stars

"The nose is soft and fragrant, nuances of dark shaded plums, cherries, melded with earth, deep florals, spices and an alluring bonfire smokiness. Medium-full bodied, the palate is clean with a sense of purity, aromas of black cherries, plums have a good core, unfolding thyme, violet, black pepper. The finish is bright with vitality, supported by integrated acid. Fine-grained, velvety tannin form a fine structure, along with subtle barrel smokiness, lends an elegant, sustained finish."

WineState Magazine

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Awarded 4 Stars

"This bold, youthful red was grown in the Southern Valleys and matured in French oak puncheons (24% new). Full-coloured, it is freshly scented and vibrantly fruity, with generous, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and supple tannins."

Sam Kim
Writer for Wine Orbit

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Awarded 93 Points, 5 Stars

"Pristine and gorgeously inviting, the bouquet shows dark plum, spiced cherry, olive and roasted nut aromas. It's equally attractive on the palate, displaying fleshy texture and silky tannins, making it comforting and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2025."

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Rated Excellent

"An intriguing fragrance builds, tilled earth, warm leather, smoke, mixed berry jus. Richly mouthfilling, nice integration, intense dark fruits, spice and savoury notes with vibrancy and crispness to the palate. Sweet fruit notes grow with aeration with a blueberry, spice and savoury-accented finish revealing some of its youth. Drinkability and potential too."

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Awarded 92 Points

"Dark, ripe and plush with intoxicating aromas of cherry, plum, leather and truffle. Dry, graceful and more reserved on the palate, with bramble, liquorice, redcurrant and mocha flavours that fan out gently from a deep, smoky core. More savoury – wet earth, pepper and cinnamon – as the balance between some svelte tannins and a medium acidity carry the wine onwards. Some subtle oak influence shows with a nutty, vanilla undertow towards the long, juicy finish."

Dan Murphy's Wine Panel

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Awarded 94 Points

"Bring out the Peking Duck! Uncharted is a perfect match. Fleshy, velvety, dark cherry/plum, richly flavoured, succulent, nuanced with carefully apportioned oak, and enhanced by a food-friendly, savoury undertone. Utterly delicious, you’ll be going back for your second glass before you know it!"

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Discover Marlborough

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Discover a place between the snow and the sea.
Where mountain ranges give way to rivers, and sunshine reigns supreme.
 
Where the three Giesen Brothers discovered an affinity for the finest Marlborough wines, and where we craft our tribute to this beautiful, untameable region.

Tucked away in the corner of the world, Marlborough New Zealand has a truly amazing landscape for winemaking.

Ancient glacial soils and stony riverbeds; glorious sunny days and colder nights to snap-chill all that beautiful flavour building up in the grapes; proximity to both the mountains and the sea - all of this combines to produce remarkable fruit that we're proud to create wine with.

And because of this huge amount of variation in our stunning region, our winemakers have the power to create distinctive and varied wines with unique flavour profiles.

This Southern Valleys Pinot Noir provides a real opportunity to experience not just Marlborough, but one special pocket of the landscape. Our Uncharted range features a different subregion in each varietal, so you can explore those unique characteristics that make Marlborough such a dynamic and interesting wine region.

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U N C H A R T E D

2019 Pinot Noir
Southern Valleys, Marlborough

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