LDR Vineyard, Hunter Valley
Montepulciano is the native red variety from the Abruzzo region where the De Iuliis family migrated from. We were the first in the Hunter to plant Montepulciano in 2010. The vines are planted on the rich clay soils of our family LDR Vineyard.
A very elegant style of wine. The nose boast robust cherry and plum with subtle oregano and tobacco spice. Medium bodied with velvety tannin enhances the delicate boysenberry and dark fruits on the palate.
Excellent growing conditions in 2021 led to healthy vines and good yields. Minimal intervention in the winery allows the fruit to shine. The vines are hardy and disease resistant, aligning with sustainable and responsible farming practices.
The fine tannin structure and natural acidity gives the wine the potential to age for 5-10 years. The lush fruit and spice will begin to transform to secondary characteristics of tobacco and candied fruit.
Montepulciano is a classic BBQ red. The medium body and vibrant fruit allows it to be an easy drinking conversation starter, but has enough flavour to stand up against the sausages you just burnt.
Michael De luliis & Conor Brasier