Greenhough 'Stone's Throw' Pinot Noir, Nelson 2017
Aged in barrel for 10 months this Pinot is the prodigy of several Dijon and UC Davies clones. An orange peel and red fruit nose gives way to juicy ripe, sweet, plummy fruit. Silky and lovely, this is not the Greenhoughs' top Pinot Noir but it's extremely good nonetheless.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Major Grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|More Features||Screwcap, Environmentally Friendly|
|Food Match||Goose, Roast|
|Notes||Screwcap, Environmentally-Friendly, Vegetarian, Vegan|
Lively ruby colour. Quite intense nose with some richness. Then soft, appealing, quite vegy fruit and a spicy finish. This is not trying to be burgundy but it does succeed in its own way. Some subtlety on the – only slightly dry – finish.
Silky-smooth cherry, plum and spice flavours.
Gloriously silky-textured pinot noir, bursting with ripe berry fruit. Expensive, but it would be hard to find a comparable red burgundy at this price. The sauvignon blanc in the same range is excellent, too.
Fiona Beckett, The Guardian, 19th March 2021
Nelson is one of New Zealand’s least celebrated regions, but there are some exciting wines being produced. This pinot is well priced compared with its European cousins and has plummy fruit and a silky, floral flavour. A great pairing with the roast turkey.
Will Lyons, The Sunday Times, 14th December 2020