2015 Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc

Year: 2015
Appellation: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Wine Spectator: 87
Wine Advocate: 88
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$12.95

NEW VALUE "FIND"

"Opens with a burst of fresh green flavors, showing lemongrass and thyme notes up front. A core of lemon-lime leads to a crisp finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases imported. –MW" (WS)

"The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc has a fresh grapefruit, golden delicious apple and spiced pears nose with a hint of baker's yeast. Medium-bodied, it delivers thirst-quenching citrus and apple flavors with the slightest herbal lift in the long, lively finish." (WA)

Winery 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.

Winemakers notes:
This Sauvignon Blanc captures the true essence of Marlborough. Aromas leap out of the glass in an explosion of passionfruit, grapefruit, white fleshed nectarines and notes of nettle and jalapeño pepper. The palate shows concentrated flavours of citrus, passionfruit and lemon grass. It has a nice texture with a firm backbone of juicy acidity.

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. In order to encourage the flavours of each individual vineyard parcel to come through in the final blend I’ve kept the winemaking deliberately simple. The grapes were harvested, pressed and cold settled over a period of 48 hours. After racking off juice lees, a long, cool fermentation with selected yeast strains took place. Post fermentation, the components were blended, stabilised and bottled with a screwcap closure to retain freshness.