Greenhough Sauvignon Blanc (Certified Organic) 2015 ~ Nelson, New Zealand
New Zealand International Wine Show ~ Silver
Served on Singapore Airlines Business Class
Five Stars ~ Michael Coopers Buyers Guide
93 Points - Wine Orbit
Certified BioGro organic
Raymond Chan ~ 18/20. 4.5 Stars “Andrew Greenhough and Jenny Wheeler are stalwarts of the Nelson winegrowing region ... They produce some of Nelson’s very best wines ... The 2015 vintage was Andrew and Jenny’s 25th. One can see the increasing elegance and sophistication of wine style over the years … Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion This is an elegant, sweet, passionfruity Sauvignon Blanc with a refreshing mouthfeel.”
Nelson is a small, little-known wine region at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it enjoys a unique mesoclimate that is perfect for aromatic grape varieties. Established in 1841, Nelson was the South Island's first city. Early settlers planted vines, but the modern viticultural industry didn't begin to blossom until the 1970s. Nelson is now home to about 25 wineries, most small, boutique operations producing premium wines.
Though Nelson’s wine scene lacks the international recognition of neighbouring Marlborough, the region is practically swimming in award-winning vineyards. In fact, if you consider awards won per acre of vines, Nelson is the most acclaimed wine region in New Zealand. Nelson has a cool, maritime climate that is ideal for Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noirs, and Reislings. It is protected on three sides by mountain ranges, which protect the vines against extreme weather.