Cullen Wines


2023 Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2023 vintage was preceded by a cold and wet growing season in October, November, December, and then dry and hot in January, February, March, making wines of great gravitas and quality.

The varietal composition of this wine 100% made from the Mangan Vineyard certified biodynamic in 2008 is 58% Sauvignon Blanc, 37% Semillon and 5% Verdelho. It has been harvested mainly on biodynamic flower days and given some overnight skin contact. It has been 100% fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeast and no acid additions, to keep the fruit purity.

Vintage Notes

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.

Winemaker Notes

Vineyard: 100% Mangan Vineyard
Varieties: 58% Sauvignon Blanc 37% Semillon and 5% Verdelho.
Harvest: 1st – 13th March on biodynamic fruit and flower days
Alcohol: 13.0%

Tasting Notes

Colour: Light straw with green tinges Cellar: Enjoy now or for up to 20 years Bouquet: Elderflower, white flower, jasmine, gardenia, lemons, grapefruit, passionfruit Food: King George Whiting, oysters, risotto verde Palate: Lemon, cut grass, passionfruit, gardenia, bouquets of flowers sitting across lively acidity and phenolic tensions