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Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally remarkable for their individuality, they speak of little places, husbanded to artisanal winemaking practices, the most wonderful expressions of Mornington... Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket Pitch and the Langtons Listed Graveyard Vineyard, establishing Brokenwood as one of the most cherished marques in Hunter Valley wine... Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Beechworth attracts the most artisanal winemakers, the region's rich mineral soils and parched, undulating terrains, breed wines of vigorous flavour, crystalline textures and boney savoury tannins. The first parcel of Crown Land in the region was acquired by Isaac Phillips in 1857, he christened his estate Golden Ball and built a hotel named Honeymooners Inn, servicing miners on their way up the steep trails to the Beechworth goldfields. The old pub remains but the surrounding land has been turned over to viticulture, planted to vine in the nineteen naughties, it produces a quality of wine that's reserved for the nation's most exclusive winelists. Served by savvy sommeliers and savoured by the most discerning patrons, the limited releases of Golden Ball are an essential experience for aspirants of grand Victorian.. Small batches of beechworth's best»

Hewitson LuLu Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills South Australia
The hills surrounding Adelaide were planted to some of South Australia's very first vineyards in the 1800s. Most of these have since disappeared, but the cool climate and fertile slopes of the Adelaide Hills now provide the idyllic growing conditions for truly world class Sauvignon Blanc. Fruit is grown on Hewitson's own vineyard between Hahndorf and Mount Barker. LuLu articulates a perfect harmony, the affinity that stands between Sauvignon Blanc and the terroir of Adelaide Hills, displaying fresh, varietal characters and crisp acidity.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
Hewitson is dedicated to producing traditionally crafted, fully expressive wines from the best vineyards. Isolating the right varietals on the right site within the most appropriate terroir is the mission. Hewitson has built a formidable stable of individually crafted wines. Proudly single vineyard, LuLu speaks of the very special environment which defines Adelaide Hills as a premier viticultural precinct. Located in the highest reaches, looking out across Mount Lofty Ranges, the property is ideally situated by virtue of its elevation and cool climate. Grapes are picked in immaculate condition. After a cool fermentation, the wine is naturally settled before cold filtration and bottling, barely three months after harvest.
Pale yellow hued. Citrus over tropical fruit nose, grassyness and the complexity of alpine herbs. A beauty showcasing the vibrancy of single vineyard Adelaide Hills. Refreshing, lively and crisp, LuLu illustrates just how much a great wine can reflect terroir and clime, it's bright tropical, passionfruit and greenery palate is set against a background of stirring minerality, the acidity is perfectly harnessed to resolve on a clean and refreshing finish.
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