2019 SINGLE VINEYARD

OTQ PINOT NOIR

This Pinot Noir explodes with Black Doris plums and boysenberry fruit, floral notes of violet and earthy, truffle and liquorice overtones. Spice from the French oak barriques are layered with earthy notes and hints of dark chocolate. This is Pinot Noir on a Harley Davidson! A serious wine that will reward a few years in the cellar. It is ripe, concentrated and full bodied, with impressive flavours and plenty of earthy tannins leading to a long, fine, dry finish. Decant 20 minutes prior for ideal drinking.

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"This is a stunning offering; the gloriously expressed bouquet shows dark cherry, sweet plum, toasted spice and cedar characters with a seductive savoury undertone. The palate exhibits outstanding concentration and depth, together with richly textured mouthfeel and refined tannins, finishing impressively long and velvety. Symphonic and gratifying."

96 POINTS | SAM KIM, WINE ORBIT

"Deep-tinted, bold, rich pinot noir with red-fleshed plum, dark cherry, liquorice and spicy oak flavours supported by fine, ripe tannins. Unusual intensity for a Marlborough pinot noir. Can be appreciated now but should develop well in bottle."

93 POINTS | BOB CAMPBELL, MASTER OF WINE

"Made ‘On The Quiet’, the bold 2019 vintage (5*) has a certain ‘Wow!’ factor. Matured for nine months in French oak barriques, it has dark, purple-flushed colour. Almost Syrah-like, it is packed with plummy, spicy flavours, but retains gracefulness, with fine, supple tannins."

5 STARS | MICHAEL COOPER

Yvonne Lorkin Name

"From Jules Taylor’s Wrekin Vineyard located in Marlborough’s southern valley’s comes this new vintage of her On The Quiet Pinot Noir and it’s quite possibly the tastiest thing you can spend $43 on right now. Inky-dark and intensely perfumed with wild cherries, ripe rhubarb and cranberry complexity, while in the mouth it delivers a solid seam of dark cocoa, plum, graphite and soft smoky tones. The textures from sip to swallow are slippery and plush, making it a pretty saucy thing to drink."

YVONNE LORKIN

TASTE THE OTQ PINOT NOIR WITH JULES

"Dense...bright...boysenberries and black doris plums..." Listen to Jules describe the flavours in the On The Quiet Pinot Noir.

Lamb Cutlets, Beetroot skordalia and black salsa verde, with a bottle of Jules Taylor OTQ PInot Noir in the background.

FOOD MATCH

This bold pinot noir suits flavoursome meat such as lamb, duck, boar and venison. Mushrooms, beetroot and eggplant compliment well as vegetarian options.

Try French lamb rack with beetroot skordalia and black garlic salsa verde.

OTQ PINOT NOIR WINEMAKING

Jules Taylor’s OTQ wines are a challenge to conventional winemaking interpretations of Marlborough signature varieties, as well as a personal indulgence for Jules.

Here Jules explains the winemaking techniques she uses for the OTQ Pinot Noir.

For vintage specific details download the winemaker's notes in the section below.

Handpicking Pinot Noir at the Wrekin Vineyard

VINEYARD NOTES

The grapes for this Pinot Noir were grown organically and biodynamically on the Wrekin Vineyard which lies in Marlborough’s Brancott Valley. Positioned on northwestern facing slopes, set in deep clay soils, this charming little vineyard was carefully managed to provide a very low-yielding, highly concentrated crop of a mix of quality Pinot Noir clones: 115, 667, 777, 10/5 and Abel.

WINEMAKERS NOTES

Jules Taylor’s OTQ wines are a challenge to conventional winemaking interpretations of Marlborough signature varieties, as well as a personal indulgence for Jules.

Bunch of Pinot Noir Grapes for Jules Taylor Wines