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.
Deep ruby-red color and complex aromatics including black cherry, plum, and hints of spice. On the palate, full-bodied with dark fruits and tobacco, leather, and earthy undertones. The finish is long, lingering, and well-structured.
Excellent growing conditions in 2022 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’s robust body and balanced acidity make it a great complement to rich meat dishes like grilled lamb or beef stews. The wine’s earthy and dark fruit notes also pair well with flavorful tomato-based pasta dishes or roasted vegetables.
Michael De luliis & Conor Brasier