Cullen Wines


2016 Cullen Vineyard Moon Opposite Saturn Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

This unique wine is produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate.

The Sauvignon Blanc was harvested from Cullen Vineyard blocks on a flower day during the planetary node of Moon Opposite Saturn.

The wine was partially fermented “on skins” in a traditional manner using indigenous yeasts.
There was no acid addition and limited fining, giving the land’s song a louder voice in the glass.

Vintage Notes

2016 Vintage Report

We were happy to have the 2016 harvest. It followed three vintages of tiny yields which left us with very little wine to sell!
The vintage had average yields and the rain that fell in January 80mm, and then February 15mm, and March 10 mm, had no effect at all on the fruit quality. The resultant wines have a wonderful aromatic quality and elegance, particularly in Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

Great vintage for Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and in the reds Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaker Notes

Winemaking Notes
Vineyard: 100% Cullen Vineyard.
Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Harvest: 17th February 2016.
Oak: 4 months in 100% new French oak
Alcohol: 13%

Tasting Notes

Colour: Light straw green. Cellar: Enjoy now or get rewarded by cellaring another few years. Bouquet: A gorgeous expression of Sauvignon Blanc with subtle stone fruit nuances and very refined grassy undertones. Food: Crispy Skin Barramundi with Macadamia and Herb Crust, Lemon Beurre Blanc. Palate: Fantastic concentration with the oak providing further length. Marvellous combination of citrus, guava, nectarine with great minerality on the finish.