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Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Review & Tasting Notes Hot

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The aromas of the Giesen Marlborough 2007 Sauvignon Blanc are low to moderate in intensity, consisting primarily of unidentifiable fruit - mostly citrus, but also some clear herbaceous notes. The Giesen Marlborough 2007 Sauvignon Blanc is a dry, medium-bodied wine that is marked by nice, crisp acidity that is quite mouth watering. The flavors are primarily citrus and tropical fruit, though some taste gooseberry and some grasses.

Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Notes

Color & Clarity
The Giesen Marlborough 2007 Sauvignon Blanc is pale, golden yellow with a clear center and greenish edges.

Nose
The aromas of the Giesen Marlborough 2007 Sauvignon Blanc are low to moderate in intensity, consisting primarily of unidentifiable fruit — mostly citrus, but also some clear herbaceous notes.

Palate
The Giesen Marlborough 2007 Sauvignon Blanc is a dry, medium-bodied wine that is marked by nice, crisp acidity that is quite mouth watering. The flavors are primarily citrus and tropical fruit, though some taste gooseberry and some grasses.

Food Pairing

Pairing Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese: This is a fair pairing, with the Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc making the cheddar cheese tasting perhaps a little sharper while the acidity of the Giesen becomes stronger.
  • Swiss Cheese: The Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is neutral when paired with swiss cheese.
  • Aged Gouda: Overall this is a nice pairing, with the aged Gouda making the Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc tasting a bit smoother.
  • Aged Parmesan: The Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc makes the aged Parmesan taste saltier and nuttier.
  • Chevre: Pairing chevre with Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is pretty good, with the flavors of both becoming a bit stronger and more complex.

Pairing Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with Main Dishes

  • Cheese Tortellini & Pesto: Although an herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc should have some positive interaction with fresh pesto, we found that the marked acidity of the Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc made for a bad pairing here. Although the Giesen was mouth watering, it just didn't work in conjunction with fresh pesto.
  • Strong, Fresh Dill Pickle: Pickle isn't a common food to pair with wine, but the strong dill flavors here smoothed out the acidity of the Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, allowing the fruit flavors to come forward. I never thought I'd say "this is a good wine to eat with pickles," but I can say that the Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a good dill pickle wine.

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3.0
Reviewed by Austin    November 04, 2011
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Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

The Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a fair wine that pairs well with some food but is otherwise unremarkable - except for the fact that it happens to pair with with dill pickles. Yes, Giesen Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is a good dill pickle wine. Try it!

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