Jules Taylor Wines

Sauvignon Blanc 2010

When Jules talks about Sauvignon Blanc, clouds part and celestial choirs sing. This is the wine Jules loves.

Jules loves this wine because it is so expressive of the site that it’s grown. Our Sauvignon Blanc has twice won Champion Sauvignon Blanc trophy at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards - possibly a reasonable feat.

Winemakers notes

This wine has a wonderfully rich palate on which grapefruit flavours come to the fore. It has a lingering intensity that is very mouth filling, rolling out to a dry finish – a distinct example of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. With a delightful light, lime colour it has hints of citrus and aromas of passionfruit, currants and jalapeno peppers spilling from the glass.

Vinification

The fruit for this Sauvignon Blanc was grown in the Hawkesbury, Lower Wairau and Awatere Valley sub regions of Marlborough. Each parcel of fruit was chosen for its specific contribution to the aroma, flavour and structure of the resultant blend. The grapes were harvested, pressed and cold settled over a period of 48 hours. After racking of juice lees, a long, cool fermentation with selected yeast strains took place. Post fermentation, the components were blended, stabilised and bottled with a screw cap closure to retain freshness.