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Jules Taylor Pinot Noir 2017

Jules Taylor Pinot Noir 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
Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
Robert Parker
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
COLOUR Dark cherry red. NOSE This Pinot Noir is generous on the nose, showing vibrant dark fruit aromas of boysenberries, mulberries and stewed doris plum layered with clove spice notes and hints of vanilla. PALATE This Pinot Noir shows an impressive concentration of flavour. The wild ferment and extended lees maturation in barrel have added complexity and texture to the dark berry and plum characters found on the palate. The finish is dry with a nice touch of warming spices and subtle French oak.
Winemaker Notes
Fickle and demanding, this little number is a piece of work, but has turned into some Dangerously good Marlborough Pinot Noir. - Jules
Food Pairing Notes
Rosemary and balsamic lamb steaks with roast beets with spinach and feta, or venison loin with caramelised red onion and tart berry compote.