Mulline (which rhymes with ‘divine’) was established by the ‘two Bens’, winemaker Ben Mullen and business manager Ben Hine, in 2018. Sutherlands Creek Chardonnay is a fragrant, fresh and lively wine with aromas of lemon and white peach followed by fine structure across the tongue with crisp, bright acidity.
Hand-picked fruit, whole-bunch pressed to French oak, 25% new. A fragrant, fresh and lively youngster with well-measured oak that lets the fruit sing. Grapefruit, lemon, nectarine and white peach fill the bouquet and the palate, flowing fine in structure and briskly across the tongue by crisp, bright acidity. A delight now but with a big future ahead.
95 points, Wine Companion (January 2022)
Bright, light yellow colour. Attractive fruit and creamy yeast lees aromas, with some cashew nut. The palate is reserved and elegant in profile, intense and long, with lean compact dimensions and subtle fruit flavours including passionfruit and nectarine. A fine wine with potential.
92 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.