Next Generation: De iuliis LDR Shiraz 2011
Here is a feature wine from Mike De Iuliis, one of the Hunter Valley’s Next Gen winemakers that you can catch on their 2013 Caravan of Courage tour at a location near you:
Lovedale Road = LDR. A bright and vibrant red from the winery with the tongue twister name – try pronouncing it after your brain has started to relax for the day. It is a name well worth learning given the range of fresh and very drinkable wines they have on offer.
This shiraz is tight on opening at the moment, so let it get some space and air to flesh out. Then the black cherry, cloves and earth aromas loosen up to take on a more floral violet and pepper nuance. The palate plumps up generously with plenty of fruit and the acid leaves the palate fresh and ready for more without needing an alcoholic lift. The long length finishes with just a hint of sweet garden herbs and fruit. This is not a wine that requires food but is certainly up to the task.
Date: 28th April 2013 Price: $40 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 7+ years
Read more about Mike and the other Next Gen winemakers here.