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Hewitson LuLu Sauvignon Blanc

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Dean Hewitson is a star winemaker with a knack for turning out brilliant examples of regional wine. As a romantic gesture this wine is called Lu Lu in honour of Dean’s wife. He’s crafted a cheeky, fresh Savvy using Adelaide Hills fruit to showcase the vibrancy of the variety from a single vineyard. You’ll find wonderful fruit expression, zesty acidity and lovely length, but don’t expect it to be like Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc as it’s a very different style. Pair it with a goat’s cheese salad for best results.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2013 growing season and ripening period was as close to perfection as one could wish. The summer was relatively cool with sporadic rain showers keeping the vines in a naturally healthy state although a small crop. The natural acidity and pH has provided the platform for terrific balance and freshness. No acid has been added at any stage of production. After a cool fermentation, the wine settled and was then cold-filtered before bottling in early May, three months after harvesting. 2013 LuLu Sauvignon Blanc showcases the vibrancy of this variety with our single vineyard expression and racy acidity. This wine illustrates our belief that great wine is expression of single vineyard and vintage.

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Hewitson LuLu Sauvignon Blanc

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Nick Stock (2012 Vintage) says
A vibrant and lively Adelaide Hills white that offers plenty of sauvignon s ripe lime and passionfruit aromas; very fresh, mouthwatering. The palate s bright and crisp, with a grassy thread through fleshy, sweet tropical melon and passionfruit flavours, and really juicy through the finish.
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Good Wine Guide
92
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
92
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
A complex, savoury sauvignon blanc whose grassy, rather vegetal aromas of gooseberries,melon and creamy, nutty undertones are lifted by scents of white flowers and backed by an appealing funkiness. Round and generous, with almost an oily presence of gooseberry, melon and passionfruit underpinned by creamy leesy notes, it's a more interesting and intriguing example of this variety.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
91
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Youthful and yeasty, this rather grassy young wine has a tropical bouquet of pineapple and passionfruit backed by suggestions of melon and gooseberry. Moderately long, with plenty of fresh gooseberry and lychee-like flavour, it's likely to settle into a typical Adelaide Hills style.
The Australian Wine Annual
89
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
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Australian Wine Companion 2013
89
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Youthful and yeasty, this rather grassy young wine has a tropical bouquet of pineapple and passionfruit backed by suggestions of melon and gooseberry. Moderately long, with plenty of fresh gooseberry and lychee-like flavour, it's likely to settle into a typical Adelaide Hills style.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
89
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A grassy and tropical fruit style from the Adelaide Hills that has green-nettly fragrance, with peach, mango and paw paw; some passionfruit here too. The palate follows the same set of fruit flavours, with crisp acid and a soft landing through the back. Great expression; nectarine finish.
92
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Offers predominant citrus and grass aromas on the bouquet, but there is also a touch of tropical fruit; all these characters come through on the palate, which has thrust and drive to the cleansing finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Pleasant wine; throws offa slightly closed bouquet with a mix of passionfruit, gooseberry and apple on the palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A good wine in the context of the vintage; gentle apple and gooseberry fruit; crisp, dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Spotlessly clean; nicely balanced, weighted and constructed; positive varietal character at the tropical end of the spectrum, but neither sweet nor phenolic.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; spotlessly clean and correct; whispers of gooseberry/tropical fruit, then a crisp, dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90

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