Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River Western Australia
Cullen's splendid Margaret River vineyards are cultivated to represent the purest environment in the world, renowned for white wines of character and charm. Climes are similar to that of Bordeaux and the vines positively flourish. Semillon and Sauvignon grown to Mangan Vineyard are characterised by their fine linear structure and rich minerality. Land management and vinification techniques for this unique property differ slightly from those employed for white grapes on other sites, each are tailored to allow the influence of terroir to be fully expressed.
The Cullen success story revolves around the quality of wine made from biodynamically grown grapes, sourced exclusively from the Cullen and Mangan Vineyards. Western Australia's wine industry acknowledged estate matriarch Diana Cullen by naming an award in her honour. The Di Cullen Memorial Award recognises outstanding contribution by an individual. Cullen will vary the proportion of Sauvignon Blanc to Semillon according to performance. Picked at healthy levels of baume, crushed and inoculated to mostly indigenous yeasts, a minor component is vinified and matured in French oak, while the freshness and vitality of Margaret River fruit is retained through a course of vinfication in controlled fermenters.
Brilliant, pale straw with green tinges. Pungent, piercing and linear bouquet, combining intense cut grass slate and citric aromas. Mouthfilling palate, with an attractive blend of grassy, mineral, citrus and white peach flavours. The delicious flavours lead in to a long and particularly fine acid finish. Already drinking very well, will continue to evolve, a good choice today alongside gourmandise style crustacea and the freshest fish.