Greenhough Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2015
“Greenhough aims for a ‘rich Sauvignon Blanc style with ripe, creamy mouthfeel’ – and hits the target with ease.” – Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide to New Zealand
A classic ‘top of the south’ style, vibrant and crunchy in spirit. A small portion of high solids fermentation with indigenous yeasts has reigned-in the most overt of varietal Sauvignon characters and contributed subtle palate texture and complexity.
Organically grown on the Home and Morison Vineyards. Vines are cane pruned to a single fruiting wire to regulate yields below 12 tonnes per hectare. This fruit was machine harvested in several parcels over eight days to ensure a spectrum and balance of flavours. Predominantly tank fermented using a selection of aromatic yeasts, a small fraction of high solids juice was wild fermented in barrel. The savoury, spicy, very textural character of this portion contrasts markedly with the fruity freshness and varietal purity of the tank fermented wine. Largely concealed within the overall blend there is nonetheless an implied layer of texture and dimension within the wine.
Generous, bright aromas of floral citrus, fresh passionfruit, melon, spice and a greener nettly fragrance. The palate has an appealing breadth, a succulent core of passionfruit, soft citrus and rock melon suggestive of sweetness in spite of being genuinely dry in style? A fine, mineral acidity balances and refreshes this fruit-rich, almost creamy mouthfeel which finishes with a hint of aromatic spice.
“Mouth filling, fleshy and sweet fruited, this certified organic wine . . . has strong, vibrant tropical-fruit flavours, a herbaceous undercurrent and a long, rounded finish. Delicious from the start.” – Michael Cooper, NZ Listener, ‘Personality Plus’ Oct 2015
“Gently aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with grapefruit, citrus, toast and lemongrass flavours. Nicely balanced wine with fruity acidity and an ethereal texture. Subtle and surprisingly complex Sauvignon Blanc.” – bobcampbell.co.nz 26/11/2015