2017 De Iuliis Aged Semillon

Hunter Valley, NSW

Stunning aged-release Semillon from one of the Hunter's best producers.




About The Wine

Hunter Valley Semillon is truly one of Australia's flagship wine styles, known for its extraordinary ability to develop with bottle age. Here is a wonderful example.

De Iuliis is one of the Hunter's premier modern producers, renowned for producing some of the region's best value wines. No exception here, to see a wine held back for many years and released in its prime.

It's golden, luscious and complex, but still with life and zest. A must-try aged-release wine for any lover of Hunter Valley Semillon.

About De Iuliis

De Iuliis - pronounced [de uli ~ iss] - is one of the brightest stars from the Hunter Valley.

Owners Joss and Anna De luliis first planted vines on their estate in the famous Lovedale sub-region back in 1990, but it wasn’t until their son Mike got involved after graduating from the world-renowned Roseworthy campus (Adelaide University) in 1999 that things really took off.

Today Mike crafts an excellent array of site-specific wines that are a very good modern representation of what the Hunter Valley has to offer.

Mike De Iuliis
Mike De Iuliis
Hunter Valley, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Starting to display complexities of an aged Semillon; delicate citrus characters combine with lanolin and chamomile to come through on the palate. An excellent line of acidity adds to good length of flavour. Low yields, small bunches and exceptional fruit profile were the hallmarks of the 2017 vintage. A good growing and picking season resulted in high quality fruit coming off our vineyards.

The grapes for our Aged Release Semillon are sourced from the sandy creek flats of the historic Steven vineyard.The fruit was hand picked and then it was then gently whole bunch pressed to tank before a slow, cool fermentation.

Blend : Semillon (100%)
ABV : 11%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Mike De Iuliis
Winemaker Mike De Iuliis
Hunter Valley, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

Top 100 Wines of 2022 - "Only 150 dozen. Aged? Prime of its life, with yet more to come. It was an excellent vintage, and the wine is perfectly poised with its elegance and balance. The first signs of honey are on display in its mouth-watering, citrus-infused, lingering finish." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)


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