Cullen, Mangan Vineyard Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2017

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Australia

  • Region:

    Western Australia

  • Area:

    Margaret River

  • ABV:

    13%

  • Grape:

    Sauvignon-Semillon

  • Grape Blend:

    Sauvignon Blanc 54%,Semillon 46%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Organic:

    Y

  • Winemaker:

    Vanya Cullen

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Cullen Mangan Vineyard Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

On the nose complex aromas of gooseberries and citrus fruit combine with freshly cut grass. The textural palate has intense citrus fruit notes of lemon and lime rounded out by honeydew melon. These pure fruit flavours are sustained on a long savoury finish.

Production Notes

All grapes were dry farmed, hand-harvested and sorted before crushing. Fruit was picked between 11th and 25th March at 10.4 to 12C Baume, when it had reached the perfect level of fruit ripeness and acid. A small parcel of this wine underwent overnight skin contact to extract aromas and improve texture on the palate. It was entirely fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness without any barrel ageing.

Critics Reviews

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Producer Profile

Cullen Wines is a certified biodynamic, carbon neutral and naturally powered-estate, with their philosophy summed up in three simple words: Quality, Integrity and Sustainability. It is one of the oldest and most awarded family wineries in the famous Margaret River region. First established in 1971 by Dr Kevin and Diana Cullen, the winery has built an outstanding reputation for biodynamic wines that receive great acclaim. Vanya, daughter of Di and Kevin, who has worked at the winery since 1983, became Chief Winemaker in 1989 and Managing Director in 1999. She has worked tirelessly to develop the winery over this time, first introducing organic farming in 1998 and then, in 2004, saw it classified as a fully certified biodynamic estate. In 2000, she was named the Qantas/The Wine Magazine Winemaker of the Year, becoming the first West Australian, and the first woman, to do so. All wines produced are sourced from grapes grown on the Cullen and adjoining Mangan Vineyards in Wilyabrup, a sub-region of Margaret River. In order to promote this part of Margaret River, Vanya Cullen has decided to specify Wilyabrup on the Cullen label. Together with a handful of other premium wineries from the area, Cullen are applying for Wilyabrup to have its own Geographical Indication. Both Cullen sites in Wilyabrup are certified biodynamic and the wines are made with no additions of yeast, acid or tannins. Their flagship wines, the Diana Madeline and the Kevin John, are among the very best of their styles in Australia and beyond. The Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon is made from hand-picked fruit exclusively from the Cullen Vineyard. Three-quarters of the wine is aged in new French oak for five months, adding complexity and depth. The Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon and the Mangan Vineyard Merlot/Malbec/Petit Verdot, renamed Red Moon with the 2017 vintage, are fruit driven wines which express the site on which the grapes are grown. The Mangan Vineyard East Block is a blend of Petit Verdot and Malbec from fruit grown on the prime eastern corner of the vineyard. It is opulent, vibrant and beautifully balanced. The Mangan Vineyard Semillon displays attractive florality and white peach notes, while the Late Harvest Chenin Blanc has aromas of honeysuckle and papaya with a silky texture and refreshing finish on the palate.