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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Hewitson LuLu Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Hewitson LuLu Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 101919)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale yellow. Vibrant aromas of pink grapefruit, apple and quince, with a dusting of talc. At once supple and precise, with fresh citrus and orchard fruit flavors and juicy minerality. The finish features refreshingly bitter citrus pith and skin character and very good energy and persistence.
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About Hewitson:

Dean Hewitson is driven by passion. His creation of individual, exquisite wines from the ancient vineyards of South Australia is for your indulgence.

Dean Hewitson has been indeed very fortunate to be tutored by some of the best wine makers and wine scientists in the world. Having completed his degree at Roseworthy, he worked at one of Australia's best wineries, visited some of the world's best wineries experiencing fifteen vintages worldwide, and spent two years at UC Davis, California, where he completed his Masters. Through all of this, to be guided through wine evaluations and wine making techniques of the great wines by the masters themselves has certainly been a privilege and a wonderful opportunity for him. He therefore is able to draw on a very wide spectrum of ideas, practices, philosophies and experiments. These are encapsulated in his wines.

Hunting down the right varieties in the right vineyard in the right region was the next step. Each variety has been selected on the basis of being able to produce a wine of world class that, in particular, the old vineyards of South Australia are able to produce. Geographical isolation and in part a fluke of human non-intervention have preserved pre-phylloxera vineyards that are more closely linked to the original clones from Europe than anywhere on earth.