Lu Lu Sauvignon Blanc 2018


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 Information

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.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Adelaide Hills
  • Winemaker: Dean Hewitson
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Loam, clay
  • Avg Vine Age: 25 years
  • Yield: 6.5 tons/ha
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.6 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.37 g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Recent Press

  • Score: 94 Points

    Halliday Wine Companion Author: James Halliday
    Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
    "This wine has exceptional intensity and focus, ringing bells in the mouth with a suite of flavours opening with grapefruit, then apple and gooseberry. There is no hint of any break in the line as the energy of the wine takes it through to the finish and beyond."
    Grade: Halliday Top 100 Wines

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