Jules Taylor Wines
Subtle sweet and tangy hints of yellow sherbet fizz are intriguing. The palate embraces concentrated tropical fruit flavours of passionfruit, pineapple and with tones of citrus, complimented with contemporary lemon-grass. Juicy and dry, with nice acidity, the wine makes you salivate whilst the flavours linger. 2009 was apparently a fantastic classic in Marlborough, so Jules had high quality ingredients to work with.
She now concentrates on her namesake model’s Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris that she’s been producing since 2001 however in small, unreachable-on-our-shores amounts. I do a contented, lady-power fist pump after I see a lady step out from beneath a comfortable company winemaking job and reach soaring success on her personal. Meet Jules Taylor, former winemaker from a number of award-profitable New Zealand vineyard Kim Crawford Wines. A diverse array of wines are made by this producer including these from grapes Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Gris. This is the some of the in style wines from Marlborough. However, there was a decreasing of demand over the past year.
Working at Marlborough Valley Cellars gave Jules treasured insights into what grew finest where, as a result of such a cross-section of the area’s grapes got here throughout its presses. She stayed the course and conquered the curve, however after 18 months decided it was time to see extra of the wine world. Jules set off for northern Italy, launching a lifelong “love affair with all issues Italian”.
Jules Taylor Sauvinon Blanc has a radiant gentle yellow hue, tinged with green and the dominant flavours are fresh and natural layered over ripe tropical fruit & citrus notes. A fantastic line of acid ensures the flavours are focussed and leads to a delicate yet persistent end with underlying mineral tones. Refreshingly dry with a delicate, nicely-roundedness and drinkability. Gushing with peaches, pears and a creamy mouthfeel. I would name this luscious, in every sense of the word.
Several life-affirming vintages in Italy underscored Jules’ love of wine as a simple pleasure to be enjoyed alongside good food and nice friends. Jules strongly believes wine must be more about creating great memories and fewer about status or cellaring potential. To say that Taylor is aware of sauvignon blanc is an understatement, she has grown and produced many exceptional examples through the years as well as advising, discussing and selling the variability at numerous wine gatherings.
This is usually priced for a wine from Marlborough. Utterly irresistible and one of our best sellers of all time. When Jules launched her eponymous label in 2001, with begged grapes, borrowed vineyard and 400 cases of wine, she was moonlighting for the enjoyable of it. “I by no means imagined this would feed my non-existent household and I actually didn’t suppose I might ever surrender my actual job,” she says.