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Jules Taylor OTQ Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Jules Taylor OTQ Sauvignon Blanc 2018
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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
Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Designation
Meadowbank Vineyard, Taylor Pass, Marlborough
Bottling Date
29 March 2018
Residual Sugar
0.3 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine is pale green-gold in colour. Attractive aromas of pineapple and guava, combined with citrus and lemongrass overlay delicate nut and spice notes. Revealing the softer side of its Sauvignon Blanc heritage on the palate, this wine offers a delicious combination of mandarin and guava, beautifully laced with notes of brazil nut and honey from the wild ferment. The wine finishes with lingering lemon notes. Drink Now through 2025
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 Meadowbank Vineyard were hand harvested and whole cluster pressed into old oak barrels for wild fermentation and maturation. The resultant wine is a special, very limited showcase of the versatility of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Food Pairing Notes
Try this wine paired with fresh grilled seafood or fried halloumi and a tasty salad.
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