Cullen Wines


2016 Flower Day Malbec

This quality wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Dry farmed Malbec grapes were handpicked at the Mangan Vineyard and naturally fermented, then destemmed into a 300L Amphora. Pressed after 95 days on the skins, the wine was aged 6 months in 1 year old French oak.

As a single vineyard varietal wine, it does showcase the incredible potential of Wilyabrup Malbec.

300 bottles produced.

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

Vineyard: Mangan vineyard.
Varieties: Malbec.
Harvest: 29th February on a Flower Day.
Oak: 6 Months in one year old French oak.
Alcohol: 12.5%

Tasting Notes

Colour: Vibrant Purple. Cellar: 15 years. Bouquet: Gorgeous aromatics of plums, blueberries with a whiff of violets. Food: Grilled root vegetables with Cullen herbs. Palate: A juicy wine driven by blueberries, dark cherries and a lovely touch of spiciness. Wonderfully supported by delicate tannins.