A pioneer of Margaret River wine, Cullen always produce long-lived wines of highly individual style from their mature estate vineyards. This 2016 Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is another flavoursome, complex white wine loaded with flavours of paw paw, lime, nougat and a touch of spice. An Australian benchmark that is deserving of the attention it always attracts.
"96 Points A 74/26% blend fermented and matured in new French oak for 5 months. The complex bouquet brings toasty oak, cut grass and hints of stone fruit (also lurking in the Mangan SBS)into play, the palate pulling out all the stops with its mix of tropical fruits and citrussy acidity." - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.
The maritime climate of Margaret River allows a near perfect environment in which to grow the finest quality grapes. The rocky soils produce low yielding intensely flavoured grapes and the flavour of these grapes is what creates the fabric for the wine style at Cullen.
The vines are dry farmed, helping to ensure maximum fruit quality, and all pruning and harvesting are done by hand with great care. Quality is paramount and when the hand-harvested grapes arrive at the winery from the vineyard, they are sorted again to ensure that only the best goes into the bottle.
Biodynamic practices and minimal intervention apply to both vineyard and winery with all wines being naturally fermented.
As time passes, a greater understanding of the vineyard and grapes is gained and this makes possible the creation of a more individual wine style.
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