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2018 De Iuliis LDR Shiraz Touriga

Hunter Valley, NSW

A wine that has distinguished itself as one of the most innovative wines in the region. Shiraz plus Touriga from a great Hunter vintage. Trophy Winner - Best Other Red 2020 Hunter Valley Wine Show.

HIGH SCORE

$38.00

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The flow of the fruit is complex. The flavours run to the beat of a different drum.

Jame Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

There is a great sense of tradition and heritage in the Hunter Valley which is quite romantic, but Mike De Iuliis, along with some of his contemporaries are doing great things to advance the local industry into uncharted waters.

The LDR (Lovedale Road) Shiraz Touriga is a blend of Shiraz fruit sourced from their iconic Lovedale Road vineyard, planted by Joss De Iuliss in 1990 and 20% Touriga Nacional (a Portuguese variety, traditionally used in fortified wines) which Mike asked Joss to plant after being inspired by an SA winemaker friend’s use of the variety.

This wine just works. The earthy/red fruit characters of Hunter Shiraz meets the floral aromatics and structure of Touriga Nacional. Looking for a different red that still feels familiar? Try the LDR, it’s an absolute home run from Mike, and we hope we see more like it!

About De Iuliis

De Iuliis - pronounced [de uli ~ iss] - are 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.

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

From The Producer

We planted a small block of 3.5 acres of Shiraz and 1.5 acres of Touriga Nacional at our Lovedale Road vineyard in 2008. This was a pure experiment in trying to produce an elegant Hunter Shiraz (80%), that with the addition of a small amount of Touriga (20%) would lift the aroma and add complexity to the wine.

Blend : Shiraz (80%), Touriga Nacional (20%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2035

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Trophy for Best Other Red - 2020 Hunter Valley Wine Show

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"An 80/20% blend with exceptional texture to what I term ‘squeaky' tannins. The flow of the fruit is complex. The flavours run to the beat of a different drum, earthy and dark, and with more conventional structure." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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