Hewitson Lu Lu Sauvignon Blanc 2016
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
Additional Details edit
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.
- Appellation: Adelaide Hills
- Winemaker: Dean Hewitson
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Loam, clay
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- Avg Vine Age: 25 years
- Yield: 6.5 tons/ha
- Alcohol: 12%
- Ttl Acidity: 5.6 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 1.37 g/l
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- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- UPC Code: Inquire
- Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Recent News edit
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 88
Author: Joe Czerwinski
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Made in a deliberately moderate-alcohol style, this is a medium-bodied wine with no bells or whistles. Leafy notes hint at fresh greens, while the flavors are more green fig and white grapefruit. Drink now for zesty refreshment.
Wall Street Journal
Author: Lettie Teague
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
A cool region in South Australia, east of the city of Adelaide. Home to a zingy, fairly light-bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc. This lime-zesty wine from a single vineyard in a cool site salutes winemaker Dean Hewitson's wife, Lulu.