Cullen
Cullen


"Winegrowing began on the Cullen property in Margaret River over 40 years ago. Studies in the early 1960’s showed that Margaret River had some very special qualities. The climate was particularly suited to growing Bordelais varieties and in particular Cabernet Sauvignon. On the advice of eminent agronomist Dr John Gladstones, Dr Kevin and Diana Cullen were involved in the first planting of a trial acre of vines at Wilyabrup in 1966. The encouraging results of this led to the planting of 18 acres of vines on their sheep and cattle farm in 1971, including their first Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc were planted between 1976 and 1978.

While Kevin Cullen worked as a doctor to support the business, Diana Cullen supervised and managed the winery and become Chief Winemaker in 1981. Di made history in 1982 being the first woman to win a trophy in the Perth Royal Show. In 1983 she was joined by daughter Vanya, who was later appointed as Chief Winemaker in 1989 and Managing Director from 1999.

Sadly, Kevin passed away in 1994 and Diana in 2003, and our flagship wines are now named in their honour, being the Kevin John Chardonnay and Diana Madeline (Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot). Both Kevin and Diana have been awarded life membership with the Margaret River Wine Industry Association, and in 2003 the WA Wine Industry Association introduced the annual Diana Madeline Cullen Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the WA Wine Industry in her honour.

In 2005, the iconic Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot was elevated to the top Langton’s classification category of ‘Exceptional’ – reserved for just 11 Australian wines, and the Kevin John Chardonnay 2007 was awarded the World’s Best Chardonnay at the 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards.

In 2011, the Diana Madeline 2009 received awards for Jeremy Oliver’s Wine of the Year, Nick Stock’s Best Cabernet Merlot blend and Ray Jordan’s Best Cabernet Merlot.

In 2014, The Diana Madeline 2012 received James Halliday’s award for Best Cabernet Blend, James Halliday Wine Companion 2015

Committed to biodynamic viticulture, Cullen Wines has evolved into an iconic winery focused on quality, integrity and sustainability at all levels of the business."

Quelle: http://www.cullenwines.com.au

 

Cullen Diana Madeline 2010 Margaret River
94
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94 Parker Punkte - Best Ever
Lisa Perrotti Brown / Aug. 2012:
Cullen Diana Madeline 2010

Composed of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2010 Diana Madeline was aged for an average of 19 months in French barriques, 51% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers an intense perfume of crushed black currants, blackberry preserves and mulberries with underlying clove, cedar, yeast extract, black olive and damp loam hints. The modest light to medium-bodied palate really packs the flavor into an elegant package with layer upon layer of youthful blackberry and spice flavors supported by a firm level of finely grained tannins and crisp acidity, finishing long. It should drink best 2015 to 2028+.
69,00 EUR
92,00 EUR pro Liter
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Cullen Wilyabrup Amber 2017
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Der Cullen Wilyabrup Amber 2017 ist ein sortenreiner Sauvignon Blanc, produziert im Stile eines Orange- oder Naturalwines. Die biodynamisch bewirtschafteten Weingärten legen ein solches Projekt nahe, und wie fantastisch Cullen dies umsetzt, lässt sich hier schon bei den ersten Aromen erkennen. Nach der Lese werden die ganzen Trauben erstmal angegoren, und zwar bevor sie gepresst werden. Diese Methode, ähnlich der Kaltmazeration bei Rotweinen, sorgt für hohe Konzentration und feine, aber spürbare Tanninstruktur. Fermentiert wird nach der Pressung sieben bis 18 Tage bei Schalenkontakt. Der Ausbau erfolgt in unterschiedlichen Gefässen: zum Teil im Stahltank, sowohl offen als geschlossen, und in Amphoren. So entsteht ein vielschichtiger, komplexer Wein, der alle Faccetten der Weinbaukunst und viel Kreativität im Keller widerspiegelt, ein Muss für Fans der Biodynamie!





 
24,50 EUR
32,67 EUR pro Liter
inkl. 19% MwSt.
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