Greenhough River Garden Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand

For over twenty-five years Greenhough have been crafting authentic Nelson wines. Wines full of the character of their place and the people who have shaped them. Our distinctive flavors come from mature vines and organic processes which marry convention and innovation. Each batch has an autobiography, from the sea that shaped the land to the hand that picked the grapes. The label depicts the annual ritual of the harvest, celebrating the peak of the season and the fruits of their labor. ‘River Garden’ Sauvignon Blanc – Generous, bright aromas of floral citrus, fresh passionfruit, melon, spice and a nettly, crushed herb fragrance. The palate has an appealing breadth, a succulent core of soft citrus and rock melon suggestive of sweetness in spite of being dry in style. A fine, mineral acidity balances and refreshes this juicy, fruit-rich palate which finishes with a hint of aromatic spice. “Organically grown on the Home and Morison Vineyards, our vines are planted at higher density than is typical for this variety and pruned to a single fruiting wire. Yields are generally below ten tonnes per hectare. This fruit was machine harvested in several parcels to ensure a spectrum and balance of flavors. Predominantly tank fermented using a selection of yeasts, a percentage of high-solids juice is also wild fermented in barrel.” – winery