Giesen 0% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (2020)

'For health-conscious Kiwis', the non-vintage wine (1*) released in early 2020 reminded me of biting into a Granny Smith apple. Harbouring no more than 0.5 per cent alcohol by volume, it was made by extracting alcohol, using spinning cone technology, so 'you can have a tipple or two of your favourite wine, without the pesky after-effects'. Sweetish (13 grams/litre of residual sugar), appley and crisp, it's bland, lacking the flavour delights of fine-quality Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★ – 1 Stars
Price: $16 NZD
Sweetness: MED/DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

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