2011 De Iuliis LDR Vineyard Shiraz

Ralph Kyte-Powell
Variety Shiraz
WINERY De Iuliis
RRP 39

The gentle fruit of traditionally handled Hunter shiraz shows in this young red. Vibrant red cherry and raspberry aromas have dabs of regional earthiness and soft spice. It's medium-bodied, finely balanced and soft in tannin. (Screw cap; 13 per cent alcohol.)

Ageing? Drink over six years.
Food ideas Braised root vegetable pie; stir-fry beef with rice noodles.