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Elegantly complex & culminates in a compelling, long dry finish

Abundant aromas of pomegranate, tamarillo & watermelon leap out of the glass

Delicious with seafood dishes such as shellfish, octopus or snapper

Jules Taylor OTQ Single Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

$28.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $32.99 $28.69
6 Btls, $173.94 6 Btls, $151.25



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Jules Taylor OTQ Single Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

Jules Taylor OTQ Single Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

This dry Rosé is elegantly complex and culminates in a compelling, long dry finish...
$28.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $32.99 $28.69
6 Btls, $173.94 6 Btls, $151.25

Description

  • Dry style
  • Pomegranate
  • Sherbert & mango
  • Juicy acidity

This wine has a soft peachy pink hue in the glass. Abundant aromas of pomegranate, tamarillo and watermelon leap out of the glass alongside notes of sherbet and mango with a subtle hint of cream and spice in the background. Tonnes of punchy berry fruit, red apple and nectarine flavours hit the palate supported by a creamy texture and supple, juicy acidity. This dry Rosé is elegantly complex and culminates in a compelling, long dry finish. Drink now to 2023.

The season started cool and unsettled, but temperatures quickly warmed up leading to an early, quick flowering. The last substantial rainfall of summer was on 17th December and after that Marlborough dried out. This wasn’t obvious early in January as ash drifting across from the Australian bushfires resulted in a lot of cooler cloudy weather to keep the vineyards green. However, the season warmed up heading into February, and the grapes went through veraison in very good, clean condition. In the last week or so the nights cooled off, allowing extra time for flavour development heading into harvest. On Monday 23rd March, as the team were handpicking their first Sauvignon Blanc, they heard that New Zealand was heading into lockdown for a month. Thankfully, harvest was able to continue and the weather played its part superbly. Apart from the stress caused by virus, the actual harvest was a breeze with some of the best condition fruit the winemakers have ever seen. The last grapes were harvested on 6th April and brought the surreal vintage to a close for the Jules Taylor Wines team.

The grapes for this Rosé were grown in the Branken Hill Vineyard, which is nestled in the Hawkesbury area of Marlborough’s Southern Valleys. This Pinot Noir is grown specifically for Rosé, as opposed to using the more common, but less well balanced saignée method of production. The fruit was hand harvested late March in the early hours of the morning. At the winery, the grapes were crushed and left on their skins for a couple of hours to produce the beautiful soft pink colour. The juice was then clarified and racked to tank where it began a long and cool ferment with a selected yeast strain to retain its unique aromas and flavours. Finally the wine was racked off yeast lees, stabilised and filtered for brightness and clarity.

The Jules Taylor OTQ wines were originally made ‘On The Quiet’ by Jules, hence the name. A curated selection of single vineyard wines from sought-after Southern Valleys sites in Marlborough, the OTQ series represents a challenge to conventional interpretations of Marlborough’s signature varieties and a personal indulgence for Jules.

Food Pairing: Delicious with seafood dishes such as shellfish, octopus or snapper. This Rosé also compliments cucumber or eggplant focused dishes.

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