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.
AROMA: Plum, Cherries with lifted floral notes.
PALATE: Medium bodied with dark cherries, blueberries and savoury notes on the finish.
GRAPES/BLEND: 57% Malbec, 37% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot
VINIFICATION: Fruit from the Mangan Vineyard was hand harvested, fermented naturally and basket pressed to French oak.
MATURATION: 9 months in French oak with 10% of the barrels being new.
CELLARING POTENTIAL: At least 10 years.