2021 Cullen Amber Wine
This year’s Amber is a blend of 60% sauvignon blanc and 40% semillon. 100% of the fruit was hand harvested from our certified biodynamic, carbon positive vines planted in 1976
in the Cullen Vineyard. This wine is made like a red wine, from white wine grapes.
Harvested across two days with the first pick occurring under a Moon opposite Saturn flower day, and a second capturing the full Moon fruit day in late February, 2021. The wine had an average of 10 days on skins in amphorae, open fermenter, and some fermentation time in a concrete egg. It spent 5 months in older oak.
Vineyard: 100% Cullen Vineyard
Varieties: 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon.
Harvest: 24th February – Moon opposite Saturn flower day, and 27th February – full Moon fruit day.
Oak: 5 months in older oak
2020 Cullen Amber Wine
This Amber wine is a blend of 52% sauvignon blanc and 48% semillon fruit, selected from our certified biodynamic Cullen Vineyard. The vines were planted from 1976-1978, and are grown on Scott Henry and Lyre trellising systems, allowing for healthy fruit to grow on vigorous vines with dense canopies. A small portion of this wine has come from younger sauvignon blanc vines, planted in 1988, contributing to the strength of character in the fruit profile.
2018 Cullen Amber Wine
This new release of our Amber wine is a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc selected from our certified Biodynamic vineyard. The wine was left on the skins and fermented partially before being pressed off. The skin maceration went from 9 days to 44 days depending on the parcel. The fruit was processed in different vessels: open fermenters, closed tanks as well as amphorae. This explains some of the complexity and the many layers of this wine. We look at it being a natural step in creative as well as artisanal winemaking.