Jules Taylor 2016 Gruner Veltliner and Chardonnay

01-May-2017
Jules Taylor is the founder of the eponymous wine brand that is owned by her and her husband George Elworthy, who is also a winemaker. Working in the Marlborough wine industry, she was encouraged by mentors Kim Crawford, Simon Waghorn and Matt Thomson to set up her own brand which she did making her first own-wines with the 2001 vintage. Jules works closely with viticulturist Jeremy Hyland to source parcels of fruit from selected vineyards in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys owned by growers with whom they have close connections with. The core range of wines includes Sauvignon Blanc, which is arguably her signature wine, along with Pinot Gris, Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay, a rosé, and Pinot Noir. There are several limited releases, including the ‘OTQ’ or ‘On The Quiet’ wines which cater to Jules’ and her team’s indulgences. Here, I review the new 2016 Gruner Veltliner which has employed wild yeasts, approx. 30% barrel-fermentation and MLF, plus the 2016 Chardonnay. www.julestaylor.com

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Jules Taylor Marlborough Gruner Veltliner 2016
  • Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

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