2021 Jules Taylor Wines Chardonnay Marlborough – Chardonnay is one of the unsung heroes of Marlborough but also a wine that can divide the room! Jules’ take on this variety is a far cry from the big buttery Chardonnay-bombs from the 1990s. Instead Jules prefers a wine with delicate freshness and attractive fruit flavours that express the vineyards in which they were grown. With only 10% new oak and a partial malolactic ferment, this elegant wine that will convert even the most die-hard chardonnay-basher!
Delicious aromas of red apple and white nectarine are interwoven with grapefruit pith and notes of candied mango. These primary aromas are supported by nougat notes and complex hints of brazil nuts and toffee. This wine is soft and smooth with a lovely polished feel. Plenty of wild fermentation has made it textural and complex whilst retaining fresh, bright acidity. The flavours are mouthfilling and give way to a long, juicy finish.
Try it with chicken roasted on a bed of lemon and oregano potatoes, or served with a Moroccan couscous salad. Or for a lighter option try it with a farro or cracked wheat salad with roasted tomatoes, broad beans and a tahini dressing.
Single Price: $29.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $22.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $264.00