With grapes hailing from Marlborough’s Wairau River Valley, where sandy and stony low-fertility loam soil covers deep layers of shingle, Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc is world-famous elegant beverage with a distinctive taste and pale green tinged appearance. The lush, aromatic fruit is picked up at just the right ripeness, destemmed, and the juice is cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks to create that full, fresh, mouth-watering flavor. Intense and vibrant aromatics, such as citrus, sweet herbs, fresh apple, and hint of tropical fruits, bolster the palate of this wine. After aging on the lees to provide body and complexity, flavors are blended, fined, filtered, and ready for bottling. Perfect for all taste buds in search of class.
If you have a sip of this classy white wine, you will taste crisp and tangy flavors of green herbs, hay, grass, and tropical notes, which is a “must pour” for any warm weather. Though originally from the Bordeaux region in France (or Loire Valley, sources are not 100% sure), it has adapted superbly well as an expat to the point that experts claim New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc is the finest in the world. However, Chile, South Africa, Australia, and California all produce great version of this wine because it loves both cooler climates, which allow the grapes to hang out and fully develop its perfume, and warmer climates where it can develop those exotic notes.
But there is more to Sauvignon Blanc than meets the eye, so check out these 5 little-known facts:
- It is very easy to match it with food, especially if you can squeeze a little lemon in it. Here’s the checklist: Roast vegetables – yes! Cold seafood platter – double check! Grilled Halibut – oh, God, yes! It also goes beautifully with ripe chevre cheese, Gruyere, and basically anything garlicky.
- Take a walk on the wild side. It takes a hands-on approach and a lot of effort at the vineyard to keep the grape vines of Sauvignon Blanc from growing out of control. The word “sauvignon” translates to “wild”.
- The wine has an alias – Fumé Blanc. Yes, Fumé Blanc is Sauvignon Blanc – a term coined in California back in the 60s and popularized by a gentleman called Robert Mondavi. Sometimes it is left to age in oak to give it that smokey note, thus inheriting the word Fumé to the name which means smoke in French.
- There is romance in Sauvignon Blanc’s past. You see, centuries ago, a sunny vineyard in France met the sort with another – Cabernet Franc. When the two were crossed, they created magic, a new breed called Cabernet Sauvignon.
- The sort has a best friend in France. Sauvignon Blanc is often blended with the textured Sémillion to create Bordeaux Blanc.
Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc is one of our top recommendations if you wish to taste this wild white in all its glory. Should you wish to explore the world of vinery, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you discover different wines, enjoy tasting notes, expand your palate, acquire all sorts of recipes, wine tips, history, and more. Cheers!