2017 Cullen Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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Cullen |Margaret River |Sauv Blanc Semillon
Benchmark biodynamic SBS blend from Margaret River.

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Few put out a better blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc than Vanya Cullen.

The fruit from her biodynamically farmed vineyards packs in the flavour. She uses barrel ferments and maturation to perfection. The balance of the final composite blend never a hair out of place. Clearly one of the benchmarks for the SSB/SBS wines in the west.

It's long lived in the cellar yet drinks excellently now on release. A class act white from a class act producer.

As usual, this blend contains a greater volume of Sauvignon Blanc than Semillon, which reflects the outstanding qualities of the fruit produced by the former variety on the Cullen Vineyard. We picked at optimal ripeness with cooler harvest conditions resulting in elegant wines and displaying beautiful fruit purity.

Complexity and completeness have been enhanced through maturing some of the wine in new oak.

95 Points - "A 79/21% blend, wild-fermented, 45% of the sauvignon blanc matured in oak (7% new). It is the sauvignon blanc that gives the wine its richness, in turn due to the Cullen Vineyard source. Tropical fruits are the drivers, guava and lychee joined by citrus. Complex yet refreshing." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Cullen

The Cullen property has been in the Cullen family since 1948 with founders Diana Madeline and Kevin John planting the first vines on the farm in 1971.

Today Cullen sits as one of the top estates in Margaret River. Their impeccable versions of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are now both considered clear regional benchmarks.

The Cullen estate is farmed with a strict adherence to the principals of biodynamic farming. Current day owner and winemaker Vanya Cullen is one of the most outspoken advocates of the benefits of these practices in the industry and her results speak for themselves.

These are extraordinary wines that hold their own against the world's best. A gem of the Australian wine scene, to be sure.

Owner and winemaker, Vanya Cullen Cullen

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