Greenhough Pinot Noir (Organic) 2015 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand
Winestate Magazine, 5 stars
Yvonne Lorkin “....notes abound in this plush, strapping pinot from their vineyards in Nelson’s Hope sub-region......Rosehip and rooibos tea merge with cocoa, cherry and soft leathery ”
Winestate Magazine “.....Excellent concentration and length..... wild raspberry and red berry fruit notes”
The Winemaker "Attractively aromatic. Summer berry-fruits, citrusy, floral notes and a lightly spiced, herbal fragrance. Suggestive of the outdoors. Earth, mushroom notes evolve as the wine opens in the glass. The palate is vibrant and brightly red-fruited with a light spicy savouriness and supple structure of well-bound tannins. There is a depth in the exotic guava and quince which have a secondary, preserve-like richness. A refreshing plum-skin tanginess and chalky, minerality balance these ripper flavours."
Greenhough is a family owned vineyard and winery established in 1991 by Andrew Greenhough (winemaker) and Jenny Wheeler. Located at Hope, near Nelson at the top of the South Island, the home vineyard is planted in free-draining, clay-rich soils beneath the foothills of the Richmond Ranges.
The Greenhough Hope Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002 topped a tasting in the UK’s Decanter magazine of New Zealand Pinot Noirs earning it 5 stars and the Decanter Award.
A combination of machine and hand harvested fruit from the Home and Morison Vineyards Vineyard, both managed organically.
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 Rieslings. It is protected on three sides by mountain ranges, which protect the vines against extreme weather.