Cullen 2006 Margaret River White



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Winery/Brand: Cullen


Colour: Excellent pale straw
Bouquet: Fresh and lively combination of pineapple, lime and apples
Palate: Vibrant clean honey dew melon fruit fills out the middle palate. Round, soft and complete and finishes with good acidity
Cellaring: Made for drinking over the next 1 to 2 years
Food: Excellent as an aperitif or with shellfish, chicken and fish



The Story

This wine is essentially a replacement for the Ellen Bussell White wine and is made entirely from fruit grown on Cullens own vineyards. As it is made predominantly from the traditional Bordeaux blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, it is bottled in a Bordeaux bottle. However, the wine does contain a small amount of Chardonnay and this has added complexity and a touch of richness to the middle palate, without changing the basic structure of the wine.

The Sauvignon Blanc component (50%) is slightly greater than that of the Semillon (40%), while Chardonnay contributes just 10%. The fruit, all of which was produced biodynamically, was picked before the sugar levels became too high to help ensure that the wine exhibited appealing fresh fruit characters. All of the wine was wild yeast fermented in stainless steel tanks, which were maintained at low temperatures and thus further facilitating the retention of the fresh fruit characters.

The Specs

RegionMargaret River, WA
GrapesSauvignon Blanc
PackagingGlass Bottle