Greenhough Sauvignon Blanc (Certified Organic) 2015 ~ Nelson, New Zealand
93/100 Wine Orbit
18/20 Raymond Chan
Silver - New Zealand International Wine Show
Served on Singapore Airlines Business Class
Five Stars ~ Michael Coopers Buyers Guide
4.5 Stars Raymond Chan
Certified BioGro organic
Raymond Chan “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.”
Curious Wines "Andrew Greenhough is one of the success stories of the New Zealand wine industry. Every vintage his Greenhough range astounds us, not only in that all-important matter of price vs quality but in the variety and unique styles that he brings to our range of New Zealand wines."
Michael Cooper, Pocket Guide to Wines of New Zealand “Of all the wineries scattered across the Waimea Plains, this small producer at Hope, south of Nelson city, has the quality edge.”
Greenhough is a family-owned organic vineyard and winery established in 1991. 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. A combination of machine and hand-harvested fruit from the Home and Morison Vineyards Vineyard, both managed organically.
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 Rieslings. It is protected on three sides by mountain ranges, which protect the vines against extreme weather.