Cullen Wines


2023 Rose Moon

The certified biodynamic grapes were hand harvested on a full biodynamic flower day in March 2023. The grapes were then whole bunch, basket pressed and fermented in older oak puncheons (500 litre) for 8 days. After a cool natural ferment, this wine was bottled in early April 2023. This wine is a blend of Chenin Blanc 99.63% and Cabernet Sauvignon 0.37%.  It is the purest wine we make as it is literally harvested, fermented and put straight to bottle for your enjoyment.

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

Varieties:  99.63% Chenin Blanc and .37% Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest: Full flower day, 1st March 2023

Oak: Older oak puncheons for 8 days

Alcohol: 11.5%

Tasting Notes

Colour: Peach, skin pink Bouquet: Apples, strawberry, peach, grapefruit Food: Wonderful wine with Antipasto Palate: Clean fresh apples, violet, rose, liquorice, clean fresh palate with full length and great texture.