Chocolate, ironstone, violets, rose, mulberry, red capsicum
Velvet touch of soft tannins and lush fruit sliding like silk through the palate, dancing to a perfect Wilyabrup cabernet song. Brilliant balance and poise.
The defining weather event in the 2019 vintage was the frost in October, which caused a 60% yield reduction in our chardonnay, this was due to timing and the chardonnay being and early variety to go through budburst.
The weather conditions were relatively kind during the growing season although cooler, and harvest was short and sweet. This couldn’t have been better, as rains fell heavily shortly after harvest finished at Cullen’s. We are very excited about the quality of wines from the 2019 harvest, typical of a low yield year. Because of the cooler conditions there was no food for the birds and nets were being taken off as we were harvesting to prevent damage. If you didn’t have nets there was no harvest as the birds were starving. A low year for honey also as no blossom on the gum trees and cooler conditions.
- Vineyard: 100% Cullen Vineyard
- Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
20th March. Full Moon fruit day. Holi Day (Hindu festival of colour).
100% cabernet sauvignon and hand harvested under the full Moon on a fruit day, and Holi Day – the Hindu festival of colour.
The fruit was sorted, destemmed, and fermented on skins for 10 days, then pressed into new barriques for 6 months. This wine is grown on certified biodynamic, carbon positive soils, and is a perfect expression of the purity of cabernet sauvignon.
100% new oak for 6 months
Brick red with purple hues
Tasmanian ocean trout. Beef.