Terroir: The Hewitson LuLu Sauvignon Blanc vineyard is superbly situated between Hahndorf and Mount Barker on one of the highest and coolest slopes in the Adelaide Hills. Proudly single vineyard, LuLu articulates the perfect expression of this variety in what is now generally regarded as the premier Sauvignon Blanc region in Australia.
Vinification: Grapes are harvested in the cool, pre-dawn hours and are crushed and pressed immediately. Aged 100% in temperature stainless steel tank.
Planting system: vertical shoot positioning; canopy management
Vine density: 4,000 vines per Ha
Farming: permanent grass inter-rows; irrigation from dam
Bright green with pale straw. Aromatic herbaceous notes balanced seamlessly with hints of cut capsicum, Finnish blackcurrant leaf and freshly squeezed lemon. The palate expresses intense fresh grass and tropical fruit characters, leading into a crisp but lingering finish. The wine shows a precise balance of structural and natural acidity with vibrant varietal flavours, a true expression of the season and vineyard.
Score: 90 PointsVinous Author: Josh Raynolds
Very pale straw. Nervy, sharply delineated citrus fruit and quinine aromas, along with subtle herb and floral notes in the background. Taut, nervy and refreshingly bitter, offering lime zest and green apple flavors and a gentle anise flourish. Closes long and tangy, leaving a sexy honeysuckle note behind.
Score: 95 PointsHalliday Wine Companion Author: James Halliday
The decision to cool ferment the wine in tank (with a specific yeast) has been handsomely repaid with the purity and intensity of the varietal character; kiwi fruit, lychee, passionfruit, white peach and citrus are all on parade; the crisp natural acidity is sufficient to provide structure and length but doesn't distract.
Score: 88 PointsWine Spectator Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Fresh herb and saline notes accent the smooth and juicy mix of grapefruit and passion fruit flavors. Drink now.
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