Chardonnay Hunter Valley New South Wales
The De Iuliis property along Broke Road at Pokolbin is a picture of pastoral idyll, spotted gums and mallee eucalypts surround the tranquil vines, breathtaking vistas of Brokenback range contribute to a mesoclime which encourages harvests of exquisite Chardonnay, defined by rich esters and refined acidity. Small yields and hand picked grapes, extravagant French oak treatments and a priority on preserving the textural integrity of a splendid wine, an astonishingly engaging experience for savvy white wine appellants and the most adroit Chardonnay enthusiasts.
Pale straw hues. A beautifully balanced nose, bouquets of melon and subtle vanilla almond oak, hawthorn and hints of crisp green pear. A weighty, stonefruit filled palate combines the creamyness and textural richness of French oak with a cornucopia of orchard flavours, melons, grapefruits and granny smith, all resolving on a clean and lingering, nectarine peach finish.