Welcome back to our news and blog page for 2019. All our expert third-party food-loving, beverage-testing bloggers are lined up and ready to share their recipes, tips and articles to help you get the most from your Fresh Choice Nelson shopping cart. First up is our wine aficionado, Neil Hodgson. This week Neil writes about a firm local favourite, Greenhough wine. Take it away Neil…
When Andrew Greenhough and Jenny Wheeler bought a very basic hobby vineyard in 1990 and set about expanding and improving it, I’m not sure they would have thought their wines would become as highly regarded as they are now, some twenty-nine years later.
The Greenhough label is one that seasoned wine buyers look for when they are searching for outstanding value for money. The wines are handcrafted by a small team of skilled and passionate people. Every effort is made to produce the best wine possible. Starting in the organic vineyard right through to ensuring you have a well-made, delicious wine in your glass.
The Greenhough Hope label is their top label, and the wines are made from fruit grown on the home vineyard. That said, the same care and attention that places the Greenhough Hope label in the premium quality circle also go into the Greenhough label. This is where the smart buying is.
The Grocer at Fresh Choice Nelson City knows you love wine at great prices, so he always has a range of Greenhough wines on the shelves.
I love their Apple Valley Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in particular. The Sauvignon Blanc ($16.99, a saving of $5) they make is not just great value, but it reflects the slightly riper style Nelson is known for, while still delivering beautiful Sauvignon Blanc flavours.
The Greenhough Apple Valley Riesling ($21.99) is outstanding summer drinking. It is a lower alcohol wine with fine acidity balancing the ripe fruit.
I am a Chardonnay fan, and the Greenhough version ($22.99) regularly finds its way into my shopping basket. Andrew has a deft hand when it comes to using oak barrels to add complexity to his wines. They aren’t big, fat wines, rather the Chardonnay he makes tends to have a citrus backbone but with layers of complexity from the use of oak fermentation and ageing.
Want wines that deliver flavour and outstanding value for money? Then look for the Greenhough label next time you visit Fresh Choice Nelson.