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Jules Taylor "OTQ" Pinot Noir 2017

Jules Taylor
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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
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Designation
Wrekin Vineyard, Brancott Valley, Marlborough
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
COLOUR Striking dark ruby-red with a purple hue. NOSE This Pinot Noir exudes powerful aromas of blackberries, black cherry and plum. Smokey overtones from the French oak barriques are layered with earthy notes and hints of baking spices. PALATE This Pinot Noir is juicy, fleshy and full bodied. With impressive primary flavours of blackberries, boysenberries and black Doris plums, this wine shows complexity with well- integrated oak and velvety tannins. Decant 20 minutes prior for optimum drinking.
Production Notes
The OTQ Series is a pure expression of Jules’ winemaking skills and her vision to create wines which speak of their place. Selected bunches of fruit from the Wrekin Vineyard were hand harvested, fermented with indigenous yeast and aged in old French oak barrels. The resultant wine exhibits powerfully intense black fruit flavours, seamlessly balanced with seductively woven, silky tannins.
Other Notes
Suited well to wild game such as duck, boar, and venison, mushrooms & eggplant compliment well as vegetarian options.