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Jules Taylor Grüner Veltliner 2014

Marlborough, New Zealand

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Limpid, faded-blonde hue and a flowery, super-inviting perfume of ripe nectarine, lemon peel and orange blossom. The silky palate is beautifully balanced between bright primary fruits, light peppery spice and crisp mineral acidity. Fabulous juice!

Unique aperitif or partner for Asian chicken salad with wasabi dressing.

Grüner Veltliner is Austria's signature grape, and the country's most widely planted variety. Its name can be tricky for novices to pronounce but if you're feeling unconfident you can always just use the pet name 'Gru-Vee' - groovy! Like many grapes, Gru-Vee can be made in different styles; Jules Taylor makes hers in a fresh, unoaked, early-drinking and fruity style. Little Gru-Vee is seen in New Zealand, or anywhere outside Austria and Slovenia.

Zoology graduate Jules Taylor (who was born the year the first vines were planted in Marlborough) did a postgraduate course in winemaking/viticulture at Lincoln before working a number of vintages in Piedmont, Sicily, Australia and Cloudy Bay. She then took a permanent job at Marlborough Valley Cellars, where she was mentored by Kiwi wine industry veterans Kim Crawford, Simon Waghorn and Matt Thompson. They encouraged her to launch her own label and, in 2001, she did, making her first 200 cases of Jules Taylor wines. The rest is history!

Alcohol: 13%
Style: Crisp, peppery, firm
Closure: Screwtop
Drink by: 2018



Steven Spurrier recommends: "Clear and clean with white pepper spice and a lovely texture that's crisper than most Austrian versions."

Wine Spectator

"Poached pear and nectarine flavors are sophisticated and focused in this white that is appealing for its juicy finish and satiny-smooth texture..."

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