Owner: Vanya Cullen.
Chardonnay, Kevin John
Cullen Amber Wine: 2014 This wine is the first Amber wine made from Cullen Wines. It is a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc coming from our certified Biodynamic vineyards. The idea behind this wine is to make a white wine like a red. The grapes were left on skins and fermented partially before being pressed. The skin contact went from 2 days to 1 month depending on the grape/parcel. The fruit was processed in different vessels: open fermenters, closed tank as well as amphora. This explains some of the complexity and the many layers of this wine. 2014 being an amazing vintage for Semillon, we thought it was great time to launch “Amber”. We look at it being a natural step in creative as well as artisanal winemaking.
Diana Madeline | Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
Mangan | Petit Verdot, Malbec
Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p105.