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De Iuliis Verdelho Hunter Valley 2003

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Color: White
Varietal: Verdelho
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De Iuliis Vineyards:
The Lovedale Road region of the Hunter Valley is renowned for producing world class wines. In 1987 we chose our property because of its potential to continue the tradition of producing outstanding wines. After three years of soil preparation the first vines were planted in 1990. We now are starting to see the rewards of such careful planing and preparation. With some impressive wins recently at... Read more
The Lovedale Road region of the Hunter Valley is renowned for producing world class wines. In 1987 we chose our property because of its potential to continue the tradition of producing outstanding wines. After three years of soil preparation the first vines were planted in 1990. We now are starting to see the rewards of such careful planing and preparation. With some impressive wins recently at the prestigious Hunter Valley Wine Shows the wines are well on track to becoming some of the best in the area. In 2001 we completed the construction of our new Winery and Cellar Door. Located at 1616 Broke Road, the buildings are architect designed and feature an observation tower that has panoramic views of the area. We produced our first vintage from the Winery in 2001. The facilities within the winery are "state of the art" allowing us to maintain precise control during the wine making process. Michael De Iuliis is the winemaker and is aiming to produce annually 10,000 dozen bottles of classic Hunter Valley wine: Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Verdelho and the flagship product Merlot. It is our aim to produce a distinctive "individual paddock" wine that can relate any wine precisely to its area of origin. Our family’s vision is to produce wines of excellent quality which we are proud to have our name on. We feel that it is essential that our family tradition of producing wine of outstanding quality be maintained. Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz are grape varieties traditionally planted within the Hunter Valley. These varietal wines, from the area, have achieved worldwide recognition for their superb qualities. The De Iuliis Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz are produced using the traditional winemaking techniques, to maintain maximum varietal characteristics. We feel that the most essential characteristics that our wines possess are that they show an expression of time, place and individual personality. The De Iuliis wines are continuing the tradition of these superb Hunter Valley grape varieties. Merlot and Verdelho plantings in the Hunter Valley, for wine production, are relatively recent although it is believed Verdelho was cultivated extensively, locally, around the turn of the century. The grapes were used mainly for the production of fortified wine. At the time there were six distilleries along Lovedale Road. The De Iuliis Verdelho and Merlot are unblended varietal wines produced to be distinctive enough to be the basis of a future tradition. We see these two varieties as being distinctive to the De Iuliis label and are produced with a vision of them being among the best in the nation. Read less


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