About This Wine
Jules Taylor is very particular when it comes to winegrapes.
After being mentored by three legends of New Zealand winemaking — Kim Crawford, Simon Waghorn and Matt Thompson — she decided to launch her own label, at their urging. Jules Taylor Wines’ first vintage was 2001, and the production amounted to 200 cases of Pinot Gris and Riesling.
The wines proved to be very popular, and other varieties have been added to the lineup in subsequent years — but only when quality-focused growers and well-situated vineyards could be found. Taylor and her viticulturist, Jeremy Hyland, are adept at tracking down not only vineyards, but small sections of vineyards, when sourcing their grapes.
The 2011 Jules Taylor Pinot Gris was crafted from grapes grown in two vineyards of New Zealand’s Awatere Valley. The finished wine is delicate, fresh and vibrant. It’s a delicious example of what a talented, passionate vintner can do with high-quality, perfectly ripened fruit.
About Pinot Gris
In northeast Italy it makes a light, crisp and neutral wine. In Alsace it can be a delicately perfumed, honey-flavored wine, either dry or sweet, and with more color than most whites.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Gris
- Grape Source:Awatere Valley in Marlborough Region of New Zealand
- Aromas & Flavors:Melon, Golden Yellow Apple, Pear and Toast
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiona chilled seafood salad.
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