2023 De Iuliis Chardonnay

One of the best value Hunter Valley Chardonnays from the ever-consistent Mike De Iuliis.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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No one is quite sure how he does it, but year after year Mike De Iuliis produces amazingly well-priced wines from the Hunter Valley.

This is an easy-to-love, fresh but cuddly Hunter Valley Chardonnay that was hand-picked, hand-crafted and made to be enjoyed immediately on release.

As always, it's a delicious Chardonnay that massively over-delivers for the price.

The Story
Crafted with care, this Hunter Chardonnay embodies modern excellence. The grapes are handpicked from our family vineyards, with each site reflecting its unique character. A labour of love, Mike cherishes its versatility—equally delightful with food or savoured on its own.

The Wine
The nose has delicate hints of vanillin oak and yellow peach aromas. The elegant profile features yellow peach and grapefruit notes, harmoniously blending with the creamy essence from seasoned French oak. A medium palate weight gracefully concludes with a refreshing finish.

The Vintage
The 2023 vintage benefited from ample spring rains, ensuring optimal soil moisture for the dry December and January. The harvest proceeded smoothly, devoid of adverse weather. These excellent growing conditions yielded low yet high-quality grape yields, contributing to the creation of this chardonnay.

The Potential
In showcasing our commitment to quality, this approachable wine is enjoyable in its youth yet promises further enhancement with 3-4 years of cellaring. Embrace its current charm or anticipate heightened complexity with patience—a testament to its enduring potential.

The Match
Pair this 2023 Estate Chardonnay with grilled lemon herb chicken or seared scallops for a delightful culinary experience. Its elegant fruit notes of yellow peach and grapefruit, complemented by creamy oak, harmonize beautifully with the savoury flavours of these dishes, creating a truly memorable dining affair

Michael De luliis & Emily Glover

90 Points - "Melon, stone fruit, citrus and white flower aromas, bright and lifted. Fruit driven with a core of nectarine, peach and melon. There's a softness and roundness to the palate and the length is persistent and textured. An easy drinking chardonnay" - Aaron Brasher

Customer Reviews

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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3 reviews
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    Peter T.
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    3 years ago
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    2021 De Iuliis Chardonnay
    2021 De Iuliis Chardonnay
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Good wine Excellent value

    Really enjoy this wine and for the price it's exceptional.

    A medium bodied style of chardonnay - pretty typical of Hunter Valley with everything as it should be. Another solid vintage, but it seems to have been on point for a few years now.

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    Liz C.
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    3 years ago
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    2021 De Iuliis Chardonnay
    2021 De Iuliis Chardonnay
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Best Chardonnay under $25

    Perfect combination of buttery and oaky. Rich and full.

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    Freya R.
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    4 years ago
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    2021 De Iuliis Chardonnay
    2021 De Iuliis Chardonnay
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Value baby

    hands down the best chardonnay in the 'affordable' category. what are you waiting for? just put it in your basket. you cant be disappointed with this.

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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 - Hunter Valley, NSW De Iuliis

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