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Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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13% ABV
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4.6 7 Ratings
13% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The source of the grapes for Infamous Goose 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. Aging on the lees, also in stainless steel tanks, provides body and complexity before blending, fining, filtering and bottling.

The wine has fresh aromas and flavors of nectarine, peach and gooseberry followed by fresh acidity and a clean finish.

This wine pairs with fish, shellfish, salads and white meats.

Critical Acclaim

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Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: Another excellent value from New Zealand, the 2016 Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc is light on the palate, yet steady with its somewhat pungent, herbal flavors. TASTING NOTES: This wine does not hold back from the heritage of the grape variety. Its focused dried herbs and dried citrus flavors invite a plate of oysters garnished with freshly-picked lemons and a few twists of black pepper. (Tasted: February 13, 2018, San Francisco, CA)
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Infamous Goose

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Infamous Goose, Marlborough, New Zealand
Fruit from Marlborough, New Zealand’s mecca for Sauvignon Blanc, takes Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc to new heights of pure flavor. One of New Zealand’s sunniest and driest regions, with a relatively cool climate, Marlborough provides a long, slow ripening period that intensifies flavors in the fruit.

The wine is named for the Infamous Goose, a.k.a. the moa, a giant flightless bird that roamed the South Island of New Zealand well before humans appeared. Is the Infamous Goose really extinct? Rumors and legends abound. The only sure thing is this wine.

Marlborough

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Home to perhaps the world’s most easily recognizable Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir that lends a unifying thread to all of its wines. But despite common misconceptions, the wines from this region at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island are anything but homogenous. With well-draining stony soils and a dry, sunny climate, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, which helps to preserve natural acidity in their fruit.

The region’s specialty, Sauvignon Blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass, and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones and vineyards sites as well as fermentation, lees-stirring, and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings from one another. Also produced successfully here are fruit-forward Pinot Noirs, elegant Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer, and a wide range of Chardonnay styles, as well as more experimental varieties like Grüner Veltliner and Syrah.

Sauvignon Blanc

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A crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character, Sauvignon Blanc is responsible for a vast array of wine styles. A couple of commonalities always exist, however—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. The variety is of French provenance, and is important in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. It also shines in New Zealand and California, while Chile and South Africa are excellent sources of high-quality, value-priced Sauvignon Blanc. High-quality Sauvignon Blanc is also produced in Washington State, Australia, and parts of northern Italy.

In the Glass

From its homeland in the Loire Valley, where citrus, flinty, and smoky flavors shine through in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume, to Marlborough, New Zealand, where it is pungent, racy, and “green” (think grass, leaves, gooseberries, and bell peppers) and tastes of grapefruit and passionfruit, Sauvignon Blanc has something to offer every wine drinker. In Bordeaux, it is typically blended with Sémillon and Muscadelle to produce a softer, richer style. In California, any of the aforementioned styles can be emulated.

Perfect Pairings

The freshness of Sauvignon Blanc’s flavor—from bell pepper and cut grass to passionfruit, gooseberry, and ripe kiwi lend it to a range of light, summery dishes including salad, seafood, and mild Asian dishes. Sauvignon Blanc settles in comfortably at the table with notoriously difficult foods like goat cheese and asparagus. When combined with Sémillon (and perhaps some oak), it can be paired with more complex seafood and chicken dishes.

Sommelier Secret

Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is the proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (an herbaceous aromatic compound) inherent to each member of the family.

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