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2019 MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC

Grassy, summery, bright honesty with a hint of spill the beans.

MIND-BLOWINGLY INCREDIBLE DIVERSITY OF PURE FLAVOUR, WITHIN A ROW, EVEN WITHIN A BUNCH.

Sauvignon Blanc Grapes

WINEMAKERS NOTES

Jules loves this wine because it is so expressive of the site where it’s grown. It's a grape that, within a row - and even within a bunch - has an incredible diversity of pure flavour.

AROMA & FLAVOUR

Vibrant tropical and citrus aromas leap out of the glass, socking you with passionfruit pulp, mango, lemon and tahitian lime, backed up by fresh notes of lemon blossom and chamomile. The lip smackingly delicious palate contains concentrated tropical fruit flavours of passionfruit and pineapple, complimented with fresh citrus notes. Juicy and dry, this wine has appetizing acidity and a beautiful lingering finish.

Jules Taylor
Sauvignon Blanc Machine Harvest

VINTAGE NOTES

The growing season began with a roar. A wet winter had left soils saturated and mild spring temperatures kicked off strong early canopy growth. Flowering was slightly earlier than average with Sauvignon Blanc in mid flower by late December. A little drizzle during flowering affected pollination and meant the bunches were open and had lots of smaller berries in them. After the wet winter and adequate rainfall during spring, the last significant rain of summer was on Christmas day when 27mls fell. For the rest of the growing season the warm dry weather was perfect for growing disease-free fruit and meant harvest was going to start early. The dry summer reduced the size of the grapes and so crops were a bit lighter than estimates had predicted. I picked Sauvignon Blanc at lower brix than in other years to ensure there was a good balance of acidity and fresh flavours. Vintage itself was really concentrated with all fruit harvested in 22 days compared to the 33 days over 2018. The 2019 harvest is of very high quality with pristine fruit and great flavours. Sauvignon Blanc flavours will be very concentrated and in a riper style than the past two vintages.

Jules Taylor

VINIFICATION

With a dedicated harvesting crew on hand we able to harvest each block individually once the fruit was ripe and I was happy with the flavours being expressed. At the winery we pressed the grapes into stainless steel tanks for cold settling before gently racking off juice lees. We inoculated the juice with select yeast strains I’d carefully chosen to enhance the wines aromas and flavours. Fermentation followed at cool temperatures which helps maintain Sauvignon Blanc’s unique aromas and flavours. The wine was left to settle on its yeast lees for a very short period before being racked back into stainless steel tanks for maturation. Then came the best part; blending! Once blended, the wine was stabilised, filtered and bottled, and sealed it with a screwcap closure to retain freshness.

Jules Taylor

FOOD MATCH

Delicious with crispy skinned snapper with a fresh salad of spring greens - or for a vegetarian alternative try cauliflower rice “risotto” with sage, lemon and pesto.

Jules Taylor

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Ripe concentrated sauvignon blanc with a mix of succulent tree fruit, peach, apple and subtle citrus, grapefruit and lime flavours with a hint of tropical fruits. A delicious wine with strong varietal character and a refreshing finish

94 POINTS - BOB CAMPBELL M.W.

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Passionfruit, passionfruit, passionfruit! If you have a hankering for citrus that cannot be tamed by any old tangelo, then fret not friend, Jules Taylor is here to help. The Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is layered with lime, lemongrass, peapods, and punchy, grassy goodness, it's crammed with character and will have you shakin' what your mama gave ya with sheer tastineess in no time.

YVONNE LORKIN, WINE WRITER, NZ

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Succulent, fresh, varietal and fruity with aromas of meyer lemon and tropical fruit, white peach and spring blossoms. On the palate - a dry wine with a core of fruit contrasted by acidity and flavours of fresh herbs. As the wine opens up in glass flavours of white pineapple and whispers of passion-fruit emerge. Steely, vibrant, fresh , balanced and well made. 

91 POINTS - CAMERON DOUGLAS M.S.

JULES TAYLOR MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2019

It is fabulously fruited and inviting on the nose showing nectarine, grapefruit, Gala apple and lime zest characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and intensity, together with fine texture and vibrant acidity, finishing long and delicious. Immensely enjoyable.

5 STARS | 94 POINTS - SAM KIM, WINE ORBIT

JULES TAYLOR MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018

A nicely crafted texture here, supporting a riot of passion-fruit aromas and flavors. This has some good polish in 2018. 

90 POINTS - JAMES SUCKLING

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Jules Taylor's 2018 Sauvignon Blanc seems to capture thesunny, tropical-fruited side of Marlborough in its hints of mango and gooseberries, then balances that with just atiny bit of Awatere leafiness and acid spine. It's medium bodied and plump, with decent length and broad-based appeal.

90 POINTS - WINE ADVOCATE

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