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Jules Taylor Chardonnay 2016

Jules Taylor Chardonnay 2016
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Jules Taylor was born in Blenheim in the early 70s, just as the fledgling local wine industry began planting its first vines. 

In 2000, Jules was appointed winemaker at Kim Crawford’s Marlborough Winery and appreciation of her style of winemaking led to the brand’s explosive international growth in the five years of the new century. Concurrently, Kim insisted that she make wine under her own label, and the first vintage of Jules Taylor Wines was in 2001

Jules left in Kim Crawford 2008 to focus on her own brand full-time with her business partner and husband, George Elworthy. Since then her Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Grüner Veltliner, Chardonnay and Late-Harvest Sauvignon Blanc have received many awards and citations and the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition named Jules Taylor Wines New Zealand Producer of the Year 2013.

Small production, ultra-premium wines.

Jules focuses on single blocks of ultra-premium Marlborough fruit in order to express the elegant terroir of this prized growing region in New Zealand. While Jules owns no acreage, she has exclusive contracts with growers who farm to her specifications and she regularly visits the vineyards in the months leading to harvest to check on the fruit.

Jules divides her time between the enjoyable rigor of winemaking with raising the couple’s two children, Lui and Nico, and enjoying the numerous athletic opportunities afforded in the Marlborough region.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Marlborough
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
COLOUR Light lustrous gold. NOSE Inviting aromas offer an abundance of ripe stonefruits layered with rich tones of toasty vanilla and caramel butterscotch with a mealy touch. PALATE Juicy stonefruit and tropical flavours are combined with mealy, creamy layers all warmed with French oak. Partial wild and malolactic fermentations along with extended lees maturation in barrel have added extra complexity and texture to the wine. The palate is stunningly smooth and plump with a gentle balance and bright acidity infusing with the wine’s mealy characters. With the nectarine, honeycomb and hints of lime, it’s scrumptiously rich and complex with a graceful character and beautiful length.
Vineyard Notes
The fruit for this wine comes from three unique vineyards in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys.
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