2018 Cullen Dancing in the Sun Sem Sav Blanc
|Region||Margaret River, WA|
|Status||Certified Biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic (ACO)|
On the advice of eminent agronomist Dr. John Gladstones, Dr. Kevin and Diana Cullen planted a trial acre of vines at Wilyabrup, Margaret River in 1966. Commencing in 1971, 18 acres of vines were planted on their sheep and cattle farm, including their first Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc were planted between 1976 and 1978. In 2005, the iconic Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot was elevated to the top of Langton’s classification category of ‘Exceptional’. All Cullen Wines are grown on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Winemaker Vanya Cullen is one of the region’s trailblazers leading the way in biodynamics with Cullen Wines becoming Australia’s first certified carbon neutral winery.
Vanya Cullen – 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year.
|Wine||54% Semillon, 43% Sauvignon Blanc, 36% Verdelho. Naturally fermented with limited additions. Fruit driven with grassy notes, green apple, passion fruit and touches of stone fruit. Finishing dry and refreshing with plenty of citrus notes.|
Winemakers comments - Life is a dance! A dance between the sun and the moon. They give to, and circle the earth. The moon is the most important planet in our biodynamic practice and the sun gives us life … we honour the sun in the naming of this wine.
|Tasting Note||Grassy - Tropical fruit - Dry|