Originating from Italy the De Iuliis family have made the Hunter region their home since 1960. After a long successful career in the Hunter mining industry, Joss and Anna De Iuliis were inspired to follow their family passion for wine and chose a property in the Lovedale Road region of the Lower Hunter Valley, converting a grazing property into a 20ha vineyard with the first vines planted in 1990. For the first decade they provided fruit for some of the Hunter Valley’s biggest names.
Sourced from the cool climate region of Hilltops, the fruit for this wine was pristine. The resulting wine is a fantastic expression of Cabernet, with great perfume and hint of oak on the nose, the palate has an exceptionally fine tannin structure giving the wine great length.
Mike De Iuliis is understandably enraptured by the ‘pristine’ fruit of a wine that’s a ‘fantastic expression of cabernet’ with an ‘exceptionally fine tannin structure.’ He ran out of space to praise the glorious colour the wine has. It’s one of those all-too-rare cabernets to be drinking well now, but with an outlook as long as you wish. Gorgeous bargain. Rating: 97 Points; James Halliday; Wine Companion
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