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Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea Estate yield the quality of Mornington that have to be experienced... Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland and established a vineyard called Bellvale. It is now a place of fully mature vines and old world Burgundian techniques, sur lie et sauvage, barrel ferments and.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»
The Australian winemaking industry is grateful to Leontine O'Shea, instrumental in the establishment of Mount Pleasant wines, she sent her son Maurice to France for an education in viticulture right at the outbreak of World War I, gifting him his first Hunter Valley vineyard in 1921. Mount Pleasant are now custodians of some grand old sites, a canon of small, elite blocks of vine that yield a precious range of icon wines, which represent peerless value and readily disappear before release of the following vintage... The legacy of grand old hunter valley vineyards»

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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