Greenhough Nelson Sauvignon blanc River Garden – Organic
With a restraint that is typical of Nelson, this Sauvignon is more ‘Loire’ than ‘Marlborough’ in style. It was made 95% in tank and 5% in seasoned oak barrels to give more creamy palate weight. There’s white fruit on the nose then nectarine notes on the palate with some citrus too. Poised and balanced.
Fragrant green citrus leaf aromas, delicate lime, and fresh herbs. The wine is medium-light on the palate with crisp pear, nectarine, and grapefruit flavors. A bright line of balanced acidity provides crunch and appealing freshness.
Over thirty years ago Andrew & Jenny Greenhough left Auckland city to follow their winemaking dream in a rural corner of Nelson, encouragingly named “”Hope””. A small pioneer vineyard and winery become home and their journey began. The learning curve was steep and progress rapid. Demand for the wines grew, production expanded and export markets developed.
In 2008 they committed to organics with full certification three years later. “Hope is now home, and we want to protect the land that has tested, inspired and rewarded us. When nature thrives, so do we. The next vintage is always on the horizon, inspiring and testing us. Over thirty years on our craft remains as exciting and dynamic as ever.”