Cullen Wines


2021 Mangan Vineyard Red Moon

This wine is a blend of 38% malbec, 31% petit verdot and 31 % merlot, all grown on Mangan Vineyard. It has had no fining and has spent 7 months in older oak. Hand harvested and naturally fermented, it is a wine which reflects the land where it is grown.

Vintage Notes

The 2021 harvest was defined by Covid and staff restrictions for hand harvesting. The low yields ensured that the crop was harvested at optimal condition and ripeness. Bird pressure was high and rain events during the growing seasons and also throughout harvest provided challenges.

In spite of these adverse conditions, in Wilyabrup, we finished harvest in good time and are very happy with the wines. Standout varieties: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon.

Winemaker Notes

Vineyard: 100% Mangan Vineyard.

Varieties: 38% Malbec, 31% Petit Verdot, 31% Merlot

Harvest Dates: 16th to 27th march on Fruit and Flower Days, and a Full Moon Flower Day

Oak: 7 months in old oak

Alcohol: 13.0%

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep purple, mulberry. Cellar: Enjoy now or for up to 15 years. Bouquet: Exploding bouquet of florals. Rose, violets, mulberry and plum. Food: Beef or roast duck with root vegetables. Palate: Juicy raspberry, ironstone, cigar box with enduring salty plum across the palate, lasting long and deliciously in the mouth. Finishing with a mouth-watering tendency to have another sip.