Wild Rock ‘Infamous Goose’ Sauvignon Blanc 2007 (Marlborough, NZ)
From what I understand, this comes from the Craggy Range empire. It would be an interesting exercise to try this with the single vineyard Craggy Savvies of the same vintage – interesting if there was a house style at work here.
The colour is very pale green – very little colour development. The nose is soft, passionfruity & faintly gooseberried (not sure if thats a word) in quite a subdued, but very fresh style. The aromatics are much more reticent than your typical ‘here comes the noise’ Marlborough Savvy style, which I quite like. Its not tropical, its not grassy, its just passively passionfruity.
On the palate the acid does the talking, backing up the medium weight fruit, which again is leaner and softer than many of its ilk.
I think this is a very drinkable Sauvignon – it is much more restrained, balanced and almost backward in style and it all works very well. Soft, but drinkable. Very good. 17.2