2023 Mulline Modewarre Fume Blanc

Highly Rated
The highest scoring Sauvignon Blanc in Australia this year as per the Halliday Wine Companion.

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Description

Mulline's Modewarre Fumé Blanc is a gem from Geelong's Surf Coast, crafted solely from Sauvignon Blanc grapes sourced from the renowned Brown Magpie Vineyard in Modewarre.

Planted in 2002, these vines thrive in sandy loam soils layered with clay, estuary marl, and limestone, giving the wine its unique character. The grapes undergo gentle whole-bunch pressing before fermenting in two 320L 'cigar barrels', half of which are new French oak. 

In the glass, it shines with a vibrant green-gold hue, offering a bouquet bursting with ripe white peach, fresh herbs, flint, and a subtle hint of vanillin from the oak. On the palate, it presents a chalky texture and a lingering finish.

This barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc is one of the best expressions of this style we've seen this year.

97 points
"A vibrant green gold. A bright and engaging bouquet with aromas of perfectly ripe white peach, herbs, flint and a hint of vanillin. Chalky textured, precise and very long. A superb barrel-fermented sauvignon blanc and an excellent addition to this ever growing range!"
- Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

100% RIESLING - MOORABOOL VALLEY, GEELONG
STRATHMORE VINEYARD, MUHLEBACH ROAD, SUTHERLANDS CREEK - PLANTED 1998
GREY AND BROWN LOAMS AND CLAY LOAMS WITH FRAGMENTED GRANITE.
NATURAL FERMENT, FULL SOLIDS
10G/L RESIDUAL SUGAR
11% ALC

97 points - "From a single vineyard on the Surf Coast. Whole-bunched pressed into two 320L 'cigar barrels' (50% new), 100% mlf. A vibrant green gold. A bright and engaging bouquet with aromas of perfectly ripe white peach, herbs, flint and a hint of vanillin. Chalky textured, precise and very long. A superb barrel-fermented sauvignon blanc and an excellent addition to this ever growing range!" - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 points - "There’s steel to this wine, bite, fruit power and noteworthy length. It’s a cutting wine but it’s also a wine that takes command of the glass. It tastes of gravels, stones, woodsmoke, thistles and grasses, its fruit notes in the apple and guava area. Aromaticallyt it’s complex, with earthen notes, but it’s the palate that really sizzles. All this wine needs to show its best is another 6-12 months in bottle; if not longer." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Mulline Wines

Established in 2018 Mulline Vintners is a double dose of Bens, specifically winemaker Ben Mullen and business brain and wine drinker Ben Hine. Mullen has experience from around the globe, and was most recently winemaker at Clyde Park.

They source fruit from around the Geelong area of Victoria with a focus on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, working with growers farming sustainably and organically. All steps of the winemaking operation are done with a major focus on looking after the environment.

Their first releases from the 2019 vintage were met with some acclaim - they are definitely young guns to watch out for.

To prevent embarrassment and to encourage rapping couplets... Mulline rhymes with “divine”.

Winemaker Ben Mullen - Geelong, VIC Mulline Wines

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