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Jules Taylor NZ Pinot Noir

€25.00/Bottle | €300.00/Case
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Incredibly generous nose that hums with swish scents of violets and plum, mingled with dark, dried fruits and cheerful, sweet-spice notes from the wood. The wild ferment and extended maturation have added layers of complexity to the gorgeous raspberry and plum characters found on the palate. 
The Vineyard

The grapes for this premium Pinot were grown in Marlborough’s Awatere, Brancott and Omaka Valleys. At the winery the fruit was de-stemmed into small open top fermenters and cold soaked for 5-10 days, before being fermented using native yeasts. Regular hand plunging ensured good colour and tannin extraction. The wine was pressed at dryness before being transferred to a combination of French oak barrels and stainless steel for maturation.

Zoology graduate Jules Taylor (who was born the year the first vines were planted in Marlborough) did a postgraduate course in winemaking/viticulture at Lincoln before working a number of vintages in Piedmont, Sicily, Australia and Cloudy Bay. She then took a permanent job at Marlborough Valley Cellars, where she was mentored by Kiwi wine industry veterans Kim Crawford, Simon Waghorn and Matt Thompson. They encouraged her to launch her own label and, in 2001, she did, making her first 200 cases of Jules Taylor wines. The rest is history!

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Jules Taylor NZ Pinot Noir
Red Nose Rating: 90%
Tags:
Fine Wine with long rich finish