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.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jules Taylor 'Marlborough' Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Head Winemaker: Jules Taylor
Well finally after a staggered start, summer has arrived and so have the summer BBQ’s and fresh cuisine, including fish, shellfish and salads a plenty. So to match many of these fresh flavours you need a bright, lively and crisp white wine - so enters Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit for this quality Sauvignon Blanc was grown in the Hawkesbury, Lower Wairau & Awatere Valley sub regions of Marlborough. Each parcel of fruit was chosen for its specific contribution to the aroma, flavour and structure of the final blend.
You have heard the saying ‘less is more’ well for Sauvignon Blanc in order to encourage the flavours of each individual vineyard parcel to come through in the final blend - Jules kept the winemaking deliberately simple. The grapes were harvested, pressed and cold settled over a period of 48 hours. After racking off juice lees, fermentation was cool and long - using selected yeast strains. Post fermentation, the components were blended, stabilised and then quickly bottled to retain freshness.
In the glass you are greeted by a radiant light yellow hue, tinged with a green edge. On the nose aromas of elderflower and currants dominant, underpinned with notes of citrus and passion-fruit. The palate has fresh herbal flavours - that are layered over tropical fruit and citrus notes. A fine stream of natural acidity ensures the flavours are focused and lead to a delicate yet persistent finish with an underlying mineral character. Chill and serve at 8°C.
Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and through to the end of 2013.
Perfect wine match with shellfish, freshly caught white fish and a freshly tossed summer salad, enjoy.
Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2012.

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Jules Taylor 'Marlborough' Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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