Take the hassle out of second-guessing the optimum temperature for your wine: Taylors Estate has created a nifty label hack that does the work for you.
What temperature should you serve your wine? Should rosé be the same as the sparkling? What about your pinot?
'Room temperature' covers a multitude of sins - is room temperature at home mid-winter the same as terrace temperature in midsummer? Clearly not.
It's a tricky business, this temperature lark, which is why Taylors Wines Estate has affixed an Optimum Drinking Technology label on the back of each bottle to let you know how your wine is best served. The temperature sensor uses thermo-chromatic ink technology that tells you whether your wine is too cold, too warm or just right for drinking. The perfect tool for a New Zealand summer!
To find out whether your wine is the correct temperature, simply look at the temperature sensor on the bottom of the wine bottles. If your red wine temperature gauge is fuschia, or your white wine temperature gauge is green - pour yourself a glass and enjoy!
Taylors Estate Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut Cuvée, 12.5%ABV. Made from select parcels of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from across various vintages with the final blend having slightly more Pinot than Chardonnay. Taylors Chief Winemaker, Adam Eggins, opts for including Pinot Noir with greater maturity as it delivers more complexity and texture to a sparkling wine assemblage. Clean, vivacious flavours with an underlying creamy character and a delicate mousse.
Taylors Estate Pinot Noir Rosé, 13%ABV. The fruit for this wine was sourced from a grower partner in the Adelaide Hills. It was harvested in the cool of the night and quickly transferred to the winery using specialist grape bins that ensure any free run juice is kept separate from the skins. Any free run juice extracted from whole berry pressing was transferred directly to stainless steel refrigerated tanks and was left to clarify naturally. The remaining fruit was then very gently pressed, and the blush-coloured juice transferred to stainless steel tanks. Distilled within a bottle that showcases its beautiful colour, this rosé makes a great gift for lovers of all things pink.
Taylors Estate Shiraz, 14.5%ABV. Soft and fleshy, with a palate of juicy red berry fruits, this estate grown fruit was harvested and quickly transferred to the winery for destemming. Primary fermentation was carried out in stainless steel fermenters prior to using a pneumatic bag press, where the pressings were later returned to the fruit to add weight and texture. The wine was then transferred to American oak barrels for secondary malolactic fermentation for 12 months.
Taylors Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5%ABV. Lovely and rich, with flavours of cassis, mulberry and even a hint of eucalypt, the fruit for this classic cabernet is harvested from the family estate in the Clare Valley from a combination of three blocks. French oak maturation adds touches of dark chocolate, cedar and spice.