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 Diego International Wine Competition
2018 vintage
91 Points
San Francisco International Wine Competition
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2018 vintage was marked by a warm, humid growing season. After moderate winter rainfalls, the spring was mild allowing for good budburst, flowering and fruit set. The warm, humid summer growing season ultimately led to an early harvest as the Sauvignon Blanc grapes reached ideal ripeness about 2 weeks earlier on average than normal. To maintain the signature acidity of the grapes, the wines were picked in mid-March and completed three months of aging on the lees in steel tanks by early June.
Tasting Note
Pale straw with green hue. Aromas of lime zest, white blossom, thai basil and river stones. Lovely varietal definition on the palate with persistent flavours of fresh citrus and green apple and a refreshingly dry finish.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Marlborough
PH: 3.36
ACIDITY: 7.6 g/l
ABV: 12.6%
AGING: The wine was aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks for 3 months before bottling
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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