Jules Taylor Pinot Gris 2011
In my aim to celebrate the varietals that should be getting more of your glass time from the Marlborough, here is a very tasty Pinot Gris, although, Jules herself is on record as being a SauvignonBlancophile (OK, I made that word up but it works for me). Ever so silky and soft, the winemaking here has focused on freshness and texture with a portion of the grapes undergoing some barrel work to soften and polish the wine.
While you will find the typical Pinot Gris pear fruit and fleshy nut character, there is also a creaminess from skillful winemaking adding some weight to the palate and more than a hint of ripeness coming from fragrant melon notes. Elegantly balanced, firm & long, this style doesn’t need food to enjoy it however it would be a great match to a savoury pear tartlet & salad topped with pine nut
Date: July 2012 Price: $ 20 Value: $$ Drink: Now