2023 Dancing in the Moonlight
Bio-dynamically grown grapes were hand harvested with natural yeast and no further additions. Created using the saignèe method for the red grape varieties grown at Cullen Wines.
Some portions of this wine were fermented in stainless steel, barrels and ceramic egg giving good texture and complexity. There has also been some white grape varieties added. A real blend of varieties!
Vintage 2023 was a low yielding vintage which yielded some stunning grapes and hence quality wine. In particular Cabernet Sauvignon exhibited the best typicity of varietal manifestation .The 52 year old vines consistently yield well year on year out.
The growing conditions until December were cold and wet and due to the negative Indian dipole and La Niña effects finishing in December 2022 we had an unprecedented dry spell from December until the end of harvest.
Small berry size particularly in white grape varieties produced beautifully balanced wines; Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet and Malbec all outstanding.
Vineyard: Cullen and Mangan Vineyards
Varieties: Multi-varietal blend
Harvest: Fruit and Flower days during February and March 2023
2021 Dancing in the Moonlight
This Dancing in the Moonlight Rosé from Cullen Wines is a blend of grape varieties, which have had minimal skin contact time to ensure vibrancy of colour and flavour. Slow fermentation has given this wine time to integrate the flavours of the varieties, making an easy drinking enjoyable rosé for all occasions.