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Jules Taylor "OTQ" Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

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
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Marlborough
Vineyard Designation
Branken Hill Vineyard, Hawkesbury, Marlborough
Alcohol %
13
Robert Parker
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
COLOUR This wine has a soft salmon pink hue. NOSE This Rosé is packed with aromas of raspberry, pomegranate and watermelon. It offers subtle suggestions of apple blossom and nuances of cream. PALATE Exhibiting exuberant flavours of red summer fruits with juicy acidity followed by subtle tones of quince and apple blossom, it flows effortlessly through the palate with a perfect balance of texture, acidity and minerality. Most compelling is the incredible length of this wine, providing you with a silky yet refreshingly dry finish.
Production Notes
The OTQ Series is a pure expression of Jules’ winemaking skills and her vision to create wines which speak of their place. Bunches of Pinot Noir fruit were hand selected by Jules from the Branken Hill Vineyard and carefully hand harvested. Jules took them to the winery where she gently pressed the grapes and the rest is history. This wine exhibits brilliant summer red fruits and sweet floral notes, with bright acidity and incredible length.
Food Pairing Notes
Seafood dishes such as shellfish, octopus, snapper, also compliments cucumber or eggplant focused dishes.
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