Greenhough 'River Garden' Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson 2019
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 plate with some citrus too. Poised and balanced.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Style||Dry and aromatic|
|Major Grape||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|More Features||Screwcap, Environmentally Friendly|
|Food Match||Fish, White|
|Notes||Screwcap, Environmentally-Friendly, Vegetarian, Vegan|
OK, I may not be the biggest fan of New Zealand sauvignon blanc, which makes up the vast majority of the country’s production, but you can’t say it doesn’t deliver… try Tanners’ £12.95 Greenhough River Garden Sauvignon Blanc, the stablemate of the pinot noir in today’s recommendations, to appreciate the difference that paying a bit more can make.
Fiona Beckett, The Guardian, 19th March 2021
Expertly balanced Kiwi Savvy Blanc, less flamboyant that most. The 2019 Greenhough ‘River Garden’ Sauvignon Blanc is a crowd-pleaser from Nelson, New Zealand, more restrained and elegant than Kiwi whites often are.
Johnny Ray, The Field, November 2020