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Cullen Wines Red Bordeaux Blend Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Diana Madeline 2005

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Cullen’s 28 hectares of vineyards are located in the Margaret River, an area renowned for producing wines of character and depth. The grapes for this wine come from the subregion of Wilyabrup. Cullen Wines became the first carbon neutral winery and vineyard in Australia. The estate vineyard was certified Organic ‘A’ grade in 2003 and Biodynamic ‘A’ grade in 2004 by the Biological Farmers Association of Australia. The grapes were grown biodynamically and picked when at perfect physiological ripeness, at Baumés ranging from 12.1 - 13.7°. The varieties were vinified separately and aged for 19 months in French oak of which 70% was new. The wine itself is deep, inky red in colour, with a youthful purple meniscus. On the nose it is young and concentrated, with dark berry fruit perfumes and spicy oak notes. The palate is intense and powerful, with black cherry fruit beautifully blended with fine grained tannins.

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In the early 1960's detailed climatic studies of various regions in Southwestern Australia revealed that during the winegrowing season, Margaret River's climate was similar to that of Bordeaux, particularly Pomerol. The conclusion that Margaret River was ideal for viticulture was first tested in Wilyabrup in 1966, when Diana and Kevin Cullen planted a trial acre of vines. The encouraging result... Read more
In the early 1960's detailed climatic studies of various regions in Southwestern Australia revealed that during the winegrowing season, Margaret River's climate was similar to that of Bordeaux, particularly Pomerol. The conclusion that Margaret River was ideal for viticulture was first tested in Wilyabrup in 1966, when Diana and Kevin Cullen planted a trial acre of vines. The encouraging results led to the couple planting 18 acres of vines on their sheep and cattle farm in 1971. Cullen Wines while remaining family owned has since evolved making quality wine from biodynamically grown grapes sourced exclusively from The Cullen Estate Vineyard and Mangan Vineyard. Read less

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Cullen’s 28 hectares of vineyards are located in the Margaret River, an area renowned for producing wines of character and depth. The grapes for this wine come from the subregion of Wilyabrup. Cullen Wines became the first carbon neutral winery and vineyard in Australia. The estate vineyard was certified Organic ‘A’ grade in 2003 and Biodynamic ‘A’ grade in 2004 by the Biological Farmers Association of Australia. The grapes were grown biodynamically and picked when at perfect physiological ripeness, at Baumés ranging from 12.1 - 13.7°. The varieties were vinified separately and aged for 19 months in French oak of which 70% was new. The wine itself is deep, inky red in colour, with a youthful purple meniscus. On the nose it is young and concentrated, with dark berry fruit perfumes and spicy oak notes. The palate is intense and powerful, with black cherry fruit beautifully blended with fine grained tannins.

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