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Jules Taylor OTQ Chardonnay 2019

A wine that wraps its arms around you and won’t let go.

This wine has a complex nose of peaches and cream with hints of apricot danish pastry,
combined with papaya, brazil nuts and just a touch of smoky reduction. Rich and opulent, this wine has lashings of macadamia and spice from barrel fermentation and just the right amount of smokiness, whilst retaining beautiful, concentrated citrus and
stone fruit flavours and an elegant backbone of acidity. This is a powerful, brilliantly structured wine with a long, complex finish.

95 POINTS Cameron Douglas MW

$188.00

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AROMA & FLAVOUR

This wine has a luscious gold hue and a complex nose of peaches, papaya and brazil nuts. Rich and opulent, it has lashings of macadamia and spice and just the right amount of smokiness, whilst retaining beautiful, concentrated citrus and stone fruit flavours and an elegant backbone of acidity. This is a powerful, brilliantly structured wine with a long, complex finish.

VINEYARD NOTES

This single vineyard Chardonnay is made from hand picked grapes grown in the Meadowbank Estate Vineyard in the Taylor Pass subregion of Marlborough. This particular block was carefully managed for low yields and highly flavoured grapes. The wine is a mix of two clones – Clone 95 and Mendoza Clone Chardonnay.

VINIFICATION

The Mendoza Clone parcel was pressed straight to barrel for a wild fermentation. The Clone 95 was split into two parcels, one fermented wild, and one inoculated with M2 yeast. All the wine went through a full Malolactic fermentation to soften the acid profile before maturing in barrel with occasional lees stirring for nine months. The result is a tiny 70 cases of exquisite, complex, harmonious Chardonnay.

FOOD MATCH

Complimented by poultry based dishes, also crayfish and other rich white seafoods.

Or try it with tray baked chicken thighs with sautéed apples and caperberries.

HARVEST DATE 21/22 March 2019

VINEYARD Meadowbank Vineyard, Taylor Pass, Marlborough

VARIETIES 100% Chardonnay

BOTTLING DATE 26 March 2020

WINE ANALYSIS ALC. –– 13.35% RS –– 1.9 g/L PH. –– 3.37 TA. –– 5.24 g/L

Jules Taylor OTQ Chardonnay 2017
Jules Taylor OTQ Chardonnay 2019
$188.00