2017 De Iuliis Hunter Valley Verdelho
How’s it taste?
It’s the blushing bridesmaid of the Hunter but it can well and truly stand on its own as a white variety that has as much claim to the Hunter as the more celebrated Semillon. This white lends itself to being matched to spicy Asian dishes. Mike De Iuliis is a real talent when it comes to making wines that personify the Hunter region. This is a bolt of pineapple and passionfruit before a crisp and refreshing palate that delivers immense satisfaction when chilled.
Who made it?
The De Iuliis vineyard is located on Lovedale Road in the Lower Hunter Valley. It is framed by the magnificent Brokenback mountain range. The property was purchased in 1987 and after several years of soil preparation the first vines were planted in 1990. The De Iluliis family vision is to produce wines of excellent quality that proudly bear their name. They make classic Hunter Valley Semillon, Shiraz and Chardonnay styles, as well as Merlot and Verdelho. A total of 15 hectares of vineyard produces a low yielding annual crush of 100 tonnes, resulting in concentrated fruit. Winemaker Michael De Iuliis aims to maintain a family tradition of outstanding quality.
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