The source of Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 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 grapes are picked at optimal ripeness, destemmed, and the free-run juice is cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks. Three months of aging on the lees and in stainless steel tanks provides body and complexity to the wine, before blending, fining, filtering and bottling.

91 Points
San Francisco International Wine Competition
91 Points
Tasting Panel
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
A warm spring with minimal frost events followed by a summer that started warm and transitioned into a moderate spring. Several rain events in late summer early fall made this a challenging harvest with rewarding results.
Tasting Note
Pale lime to pale straw in color, this fresh and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc has all the hallmarks of this classic region. Honey melon, freshly cut passion fruit, and wild thyme leap from the glass. The palate has a bright and crunchy acidity that balances the concentration of fruit on the mid-palate. There’s more citrus fruit character than recent vintages, which will serve the drinker well.
Food Pairing
Pair with ceviche, fresh oysters and wild rice salad.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Marlborough
PH: 3.1
ACIDITY: 6.5 g/l
ABV: 12.7%
Unique Selling Points
  • Grown in the cool-climate Marlborough region of New Zealand's South Island
  • Terrific pairing with all types of seafood
  • A fresh, high-quality Sauvignon Blanc

About the Grape

Sauvignon Blanc
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.
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