Mulline (which rhymes with ‘divine’) was established by the ‘two Bens’, winemaker Ben Mullen and business manager Ben Hine, in 2018. Curlewis Riesling is a light straw colour, aromas of fresh subtle spice and dried sweet fruit. The palate is off-dry and deliciously fruity, with great drinkability now.
There’s a softness to this wine that helps make it immediately appealing. Of course the grape sweetness doesn’t hurt, though the balance of acidity keeps it feeling frisky and pert, while the textural aspect just makes you want to sink into it more. It’s lovely stuff; complex and easy-going at once. Grapey, limey, mineral-water-like, the flavours delivered with just the right mount of hurry. All who try will enjoy.
92 points, The Wine Front (December 2021)
Light straw colour, aromas of freshly-rolled pastry, subtle spice and dried fruit inflexions. The palate is off-dry and deliciously fruity, with great immediate drinkability. The sweetness really lifts the fruit. A very charming riesling, well-suited to pâtés and dips, such as smoked trout mousse.
93 points, The Real Review (January 2022)
Victoria’s first commercial wine was produced in Geelong by Swiss immigrants in 1845. During the mid- 1800’s Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria with 400 hectares under vine. When phylloxera struck in the 1870s however, the vines were decimated and it was not until the late 1960’s that the area’s vineyards were re-established. Located about 80 km southwest of Melbourne, Geelong has a cool maritime climate with low rainfall and prevalent cool blustery winds that affect flowering and Franceuit set. Soils are diverse, mostly volcanic over limestone with some lesser quality black soils. The region is dotted primarily with family owned wineries producing small quantities of high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.