Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
The source of Infamous Goose grapes is Marlborough’s Wairau River Valley, where stony, sandy loam topsoil covers deep layers of free-draining shingle. This low-fertility soil reduces vigor, yielding lush, aromatic, ripe fruit. The fruit is picked at optimal ripeness and destemmed and the free-run juice is cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks. Three months of aging on the lees, also in stainless steel tanks, provides body and complexity before blending, fining, filtering and bottling.
Wine Review Online2015 vintage
Sunset International Wine Competition2015 vintage
A cool spring with several long nights of frost protection for our vineyard team and persistent north west winds held the vines back from flourishing early on. A dry summer was experienced with drought declared across the region in late January. With low crops on the vines the warm summer advanced ripening from the cool, late start and harvest commenced at a very similar time to the two great vintages of 2013 and 2014. For Sauvignon Blanc the fast ripening meant picking decisions were focused on ensuring good acidity was maintained as sugars accumulated quickly. The resulting wine has intense mid-palate concentration but maintains the familiar fine acidity and chalky finish.
Pale straw with green hues. Vibrant aromatics of gooseberry, blackcurrant bush and basil. Flavorful and harmonious palate of ripe citrus and nectarine with refreshing acidity providing great drinkability.
Fresh white fish, shellfish, salads and white meats
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
ACIDITY: 6.9 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.4 g/l
points of distinction
- A fresh, affordable Sauvignon Blanc
- Great with fresh seafood
about the grape +
Sauvignon Blanc has vivid, assertive aromas and flavors of gooseberries, citrus, herbs framed by tangy acidity. Oak contact adds tropical fruit, vanilla, lanolin and toast notes.
Fruit from Marlborough, New Zealand’s mecca for Sauvignon Blanc, takes Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc to new heights of pure flavor.