This quality wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. The hand harvested fruit was spontaneously fermented in a closed fermenter and then basket pressed after 16 days on skins. It was then matured for 11 months in second fill French oak barrels.
This quality wine was produced from fruit grown entirely on our biodynamic, carbon neutral and naturally-powered estate. It is made from a blend of two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one third Merlot and was fermented using wild yeast.
The 2010 season produced wines which were abundant in fruit and had excellent balance. In accordance with biodynamic principles, the grapes were hand harvested on fruit days from the Cabernet Sauvignon vines...
Vanya has referred to 2009 as the Mozart vintage because all of the wines produced in that year are in perfect harmony and balance. The quality, purity and vibrancy of the fruit produced in 2009 are exquisitely expressed in the Diana Madeline of this year.
This is a great wine and one of the very finest Bordeaux blends ever produced at Cullens. It was made using all of the five red grape varieties of Bordeaux, with Cabernet Sauvignon comprising three quarters of the blend.
Even at this young stage in its development, we are confident that the quality of the 2004 Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot ranks with the 1995, 1999 and 2001 vintages, which were the previous outstanding vintages of the last fifteen years.