Taylors Wines releases its icons: The Pioneer Shiraz and The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon
Australian winemaker Taylors Wines is releasing its Luxury Collection in New Zealand this month.
Front and centre of the 2015 Luxury Collection is the inaugural release of pinnacle Shiraz, The Pioneer. Named after Bill Taylor, Taylors The Pioneer Clare Valley Shiraz 2012 is a blend of estate grown fruit from the family’s exceptional Clare Valley vineyard blocks. Grapes were harvested and crushed before maturation in first use fine grain American oak barrels and a selection of one, two and three year old fine grain American oak barrels. Prior to bottling, a painstaking barrel selection was undertaken for each of the individual components.
Taylors The Visionary Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 honours Bill Taylor Senior, who with sons Bill and John, established Taylors Wines in 1969. Fruit from six exceptional Clare Valley vineyard blocks makes up this wine. New Zealand is the first country in the world to receive the 2011 release of The Visionary on the back of the inaugural release selling out here last year.
The Pioneer and The Visionary are in made in limited quantities and only in exceptional vintages. Each bottle is hand labelled, hand numbered and packaged in a prestige gift box accompanied by a hand sewn individual booklet detailing the history, vintage conditions, vinification and maturation.
Company Director, Asia Pacific Market Manager and third generation family member Justin Taylor is visiting New Zealand this week to introduce the wines.
The Pioneer and The Visionary are the foundations of Taylors Luxury Collection, which includes St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon and St Andrews Shiraz.
Aztec sales data for the 12 months to 5 July 2015 shows St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are both experiencing triple digit growth. St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon is achieving 177% growth, while St Andrews Shiraz is growing at 134%. This gives the St Andrews range combined growing of 320%.
In March 2014 two of Australia’s leading wine families, Taylors Wines and Brown Brothers, joined as distribution partners in New Zealand. Both founding members of Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW), Taylors Wines and Brown Brothers forged the New Zealand business partnership to grow the profile of Australian wine in what they believe is an important market.
Taylors The Pioneer Clare Valley Shiraz 2012 $200 RRP
Taylors The Visionary Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 $200 RRP
Both wines are available in limited quantities from the country’s finest bottle stores and specialty wine shops.
For further information please contact: Nicola McConnell, 027 218 8120 or Nicola@brandamp.co.nz
After four decades in the Clare Valley, Taylors Wines remains proudly family-owned and run. The vision to build Australia’s most successful family owned wine company was set by Bill Taylor who, in 1969, purchased land with his brother John and father Bill Taylor Senior by the Wakefield River in Auburn. This vision has been nurtured and expanded by the next generation, Mitchell, Justin and Clinton Taylor, who all have key roles in the organisation. Taylors Wines began distribution in New Zealand in the early 1990s. In March 2014 in partnership with Brown Brothers Taylors Wines established its own distribution company in New Zealand, Taylor Brown. A selection of the Taylors Wines portfolio including; Promised Land, Eighty Acres, Taylors Estate, Jaraman and St Andrews wines is available in off and on-premise locations by Taylor Brown Ltd.
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