About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Taylors 'Jaraman' Riesling 2009

Grape Variety: 100% Riesling

Growing Region: 59% Clare Valley & 41% Eden Valley, South Australia

Chief Winemaker: Adam Eggins

Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2010.

A lively collaboration of two unique wine regions of South Australia. After harvesting the fruit in the evening, the winemaking team gave this wine as with all the fruit at Taylors immense care to ensure varietal and regional flavours formed in the vineyard were carried through to the bottle. The free run juice was racked and a relatively neutral yeast strain added to initiate the fermentation that was carried out in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures, then minimal fining and filtration prior to bottling.
In the glass a bright wine with a slight lime hue. On the nose, expressive floral aromas along with lime, lemon and a slight mineral note. The Clare Valley component delivers ample ripe citrus flavours with tight acidity while the Eden Valley parcel adds a touch of mineral complexity. This crafted wine shows flavours of fresh lemon, kaffir lime leaf, a firm mid-palate with cleansing acidity. The wine has an underlying mineral character which adds to the elegant finish of the wine. Serve at approx 8-9C.

Drinking perfectly well this coming summer; and will age for 5-6 years.

Perfect wine match with chilly prawns, Asian seafood, Greek salad, enjoy.


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