O Produtor, tasting note published in July 12th 1905
Deep blackberry colour with purple hues showing youthful exuberance. Delicious aroma presentation of blackberry, cherry, rose, violet, dark chocolate, ironstone with completely intoxicating nectar. Cullen Wilyabrup classic old vine Cabernet Sauvignon.
A powerful wine with fruit spread across the palate. An abundance of fine tannins brings out the detail of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Balanced with rose, violets and a compote of fruit, blackberry, plum and cassis - deliciously dense with fruit. Long and supple flavour.
The 2018 Diana Madeline was harvested during the fruit and flower days of the biodynamic calendar, including a full moon fruit day for the Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
The grapes were taken to the tank, barrel and some amphorae for fermentation. Here they were fermented naturally without yeast or malolactic additions, and without any adjustment to the flavour outside of a small addition of sulphur dioxide. The wine spent 14-27 days on skins before being gently pressed. The varietal blend is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The wine was aged in 80% biodynamic barrels, of which 50% were new. The wine will age to 50 years.
2880 cases produced.
Grown on the ancient soils of Wilyabrup, Cullen wine comes from the heart of the earth rather than the mind of the winemaker. We are the only biodynamic, carbon neutral winery in the region and we welcome you to taste our wines in our Biodynamic Wine Room.
Cullen Wines Location
4323 Caves Road Wilyabrup WA 6280