Margaret River Cullen Diana Madeleine Cabernet Sauvignon Information
About the domain
Cullen is not only a biodynamic domain, but their carbon footprint is actually zero. It is located in the south-west of Australia, not far from Willyabrup. The domain was created by doctors Cullen and Cullety in 1966. The vineyard is now made up of 28 hectares, with a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Vanya Cullen now runs the domain, producing wines of impressive quality.
About the cuvée
Diana Madeline is the domain’s top cuvée, named after Vanya Cullen’s mother. A Bordeaux blend with the perfect balance. The controlled extraction means that the wine has wonderful body whilst avoiding any heaviness. The palate is elegant and direct, laden with notes of ripe fruits. The tannins are wonderfully silky.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.