Cullen Mangan Vineyard Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2009



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Winery/Brand: Cullen


Colour: Excellent pale straw, with a touch of green
Bouquet: Attractive combination of cut grass, lime and white flower
Palate: Very focused. The mineral characters blend perfectly with the lovely lemon flavours that are a feature of high quality Semillon and which, in turn, are backed by very good acidity. The palate is integrated and has great length
Cellaring: Drink over the next 7 years
Food: Oysters, fish and scallops



The Story

The fruit for this wine, which comprises 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon Blanc was picked at Baumés ranging from 10 to 11°.

Twenty five percent of the wine was barrel fermented, all of which was Sauvignon Blanc, a variety that benefits from such maturation. The fruit freshness of the Semillon was retained by fermenting this variety in stainless steel tanks. The differences between the wine making procedures for this Mangan Vineyard wine and the Cullen Vineyard wine (see previous article) have been tailored to allow the respective vineyard characteristics to be fully expressed. The Mangan Vineyard is characterised in particular by its linear structure and minerality.

The Specs

RegionMargaret River, WA
GrapesSauvignon Blanc
PackagingGlass Bottle