Mulline (which rhymes with ‘divine’) was established by the ‘two Bens’, winemaker Ben Mullen and business manager Ben Hine, in 2018. Sutherlands Creek Fume Blanc is a bright, light yellow colour that expands into a complex bouquet, with spicy oak notes, fragrant herb and berry fruits. The palate is clean, crisp and linear.
Hand-picked fruit, pressed, wild fermented in barrel; matured for 7 months in (30% new Austrian oak). A thoughtful sauvignon, savoury and refined, that pares back all the usual tropical fruits and looks to more refined citrus and grassy elements with green mango skin and a light dusty smokiness. The palate is clean, crisp and linear. Perfect as a partner with food.
93 points, Wine Companion (January 2022)
Bright, light yellow colour leads into a complex bouquet, which has a distinct spicy oak note that combines beautifully with the fragrant herb and gooseberry varietal fruit. The palate is intense, full and long-lasting, the finish clean and dry, crisp and harmonious with seamless acidity. A concentrated wine which nevertheless retains refreshing properties. Very impressive.
95 points, The Real Review (February 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.