All Cullen Wines are grown on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Grapes are harvested by hand on fruit and flower days according to the astrological calendar. The wines have no additions of yeast, acid or malolactic culture, and are in this sense natural wines which express the place and land on which they are grown, the vintage and the people.
Very rarely a vintage occurs which presents a unique opportunity to create something truly special. The 2012 vintage was an exceptional year, and allowed Cullen the privilege to produce an extraordinary wine.
The ‘Vanya’ is certified biodynamic, naturally fermented with no yeast, acid, malolactic culture additives, fining nor filtration. It was aged 19 months in 50% new oak. It is a pure expression of an outstanding Cullen Wilyabrup vintage.
This very refined and harmonious cabernet sauvignon is the result of careful attention to detail in the vineyard and winery. Aromas of redcurrants, blueberries, mulberries, fresh-picked roasting herbs, violets and cedar make a complex impression on the nose. The palate has finely stitched tannin texture and such vibrant red and blueberry flavors. The long, refined and focused tannins are full of energy. Elegant and flavorful. Just 12.5% abv. From biodynamically grown grapes. Try from 2024. Date: Sept 2020; Rating: 97 Points; Nick Stock
From old estate vines yielding 1.5t/ha picked on a new moon day with a solar eclipse, wild-fermented in terracotta eggs, 86 days on skins, pressed to four French barrels (3 new), matured for 6 months. A totally harmonious medium to full-bodied cabernet, all the components precisely (naturally) calibrated, supple cassis, olive and bay leaf keep watch. 1080 bottles made. Drink to: 2046; Price: $500.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2019; Alcohol: 12.5%; Rating: 98 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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