The 2020 Jules Taylor Grüner Veltliner is sourced from a single vineyard in the Wairau sub-region of Marlborough, New Zealand. While most of the fruit was whole-bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks, a portion was pressed directly into old French oak for a wild fermentation. These portions are blended just prior to bottling, and the resulting wine is exceptionally expressive, as fragrant jasmine and white peach aromas combine with subtle notes of citrus, red apple, honey, and white pepper. The palate boasts delicious flavors of mandarin orange, lemon, cantaloupe, and white peach. There's also a hint of the classic Grüner white pepper flavor. This is a fine, concentrated wine with a lovely textural element from the wild fermented portion alongside crisp acidity and a long, refreshing finish. Grüner loves stong flavors and spice so try it with something like sticky pork belly bao buns with hoisin sauce, cucumber, and spring onions. Or try prawn and chive dumplings with chilli oil and black vinegar.
Varietal Composition: 100% Grüner Veltliner
Appellation: Marlborough, Wairau subregion
Winemaker (and owner): Jules Taylor