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Jules Taylor Chardonnay 2017

Jules Taylor Chardonnay 2017
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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
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Marlborough
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
COLOUR Light lustrous gold. NOSE Aromas offer an abundance of ripe pineapple and stonefruits layered with with creamy, buttery notes like baked shortcake, hints of toasted almonds and a light touch of jasmine flower. PALAT E Stunningly smooth and plump palate with flavours of stonefruits, which infuse with the mealy characters developed from the malo ferment and lees aeging. A great complexity and a richness to the wine and finished with a refreshing touch of citrus.
Winemaker Notes
Big, buttery, oaky? Nope! A soothing Chardonnay with fresh, cool fruit flavours that reflect the beauty of the vineyard, without the winemakers boots stomping all over it. - Jules
Food Pairing Notes
Roast chicken served with fresh green beans with a touch of garlic butter and new potatoes or oven baked blue warehouse smothered in beurre blanc sauce with seasonal vege.
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