Mangan East Block
Cullen 2021 Mangan East Block
In 2021 the Mangan Vineyard’s east block yielded small quantities of great quality petit verdot and malbec fruit. A slight departure in style as the petit verdot was very ripe, giving the wine an unprecedented opulence. The growing season experienced good rains and the small yields made it manageable to handpick the fruit with the limited number of pickers we had due to covid-19 border restrictions.
The malbec was harvested on a fruit day, and the petit verdot on a full Moon flower day. It has 59% malbec and 41% petit verdot. Skin contact time varied from 6 to 28 days and the wine had 40% new oak for 7 months. No additions of yeast, malolactic bacteria or acid were made making this wine a pure expression of Mangan Vineyard.
Mangan Vineyard was planted in 1995 – 97 and is certified Biodynamic and carbon positive. It is located adjacent to the Cullen estate vineyard in the Wilyabrup area.