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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, March 24, 2013

Taylors ‘St Andrews’ Riesling 2010

Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Growing Region: Clare Valley, Australia
Chief Winemaker: Adam Eggins
Taylors is one of Australia's most loved and trusted wineries in the heart of the Clare Valley, South Australia. Located approx 130km north of Adelaide and at 350 metres above sea level, the area enjoys a Mediterranean climate. This is characterised by a large diurnal temperature range with warm days, where the vines enjoy high sunshine hours; and cold nights, which allow them to rest and recuperate - essential for retaining their intensity of flavour.
For the Taylor family, the 'St Andrews' wines are their signature on the world of wine. Every bottle is a testament to their winemaking philosophy and a showcase for their hand-crafted approach to winemaking. The first Taylors St. Andrews wines were released in 1999 and have developed a reputation as benchmark examples of great Clare Valley wine - and only crafted in the finest vintages.
Sourced from a single vineyard and carefully harvested at night only - the fruit went through a controlled and cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to retain and express the natural brightness in the juice.
The 2010 Taylors St Andrews Riesling offers pronounced spicy lime aromatics and soft honey notes with nuances of peach blossom, grapefruit and a hint of jasmine. The wine is light to medium bodied and fermented virtually dry with naturally high acidity, supporting layers of honey, mineral and citrus-driven palate flavours and a long finish. The wine has excellent structure and is backed up by a persistent and refreshing lime acidity on the finish. Chill and serve at 8-10°C.
Drinking perfectly well this season; and will age well for another 7-8 years.
Perfect wine match with shellfish, and a wide array of Malaysian & Asian cuisine, enjoy.
Gold Medal - Clare Valley Wine Competition 2011.

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