We are excited to announce that we have received two trophies at the recent Dan Murphy’s 2013 Australian Highlands Wine Show.
The awards comprised the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association Trophy for the ‘Best Other Single Red Variety’ for the 2011 Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Tempranillo and the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association Trophy for the ‘Best Dessert Wine’ for the 2012 Angullong Noble Riesling.
The 2013 Australian Highlands Wine Show was judged by a panel of judges including Nick Bulleid MW, Huon Hooke, Peter Nixon and Rob Geddes MW.
The Australian Highlands Wine Show is the country’s only wine show exclusively for wine made from grapes grown above 500 metres elevation about sea level. The show aims to ‘highlight the expressive nature, balance, subtlety and longevity often exhibited in wines found in the cooler climates of Australia’.
Angullong was particularly successful, receiving medals for every wine entered into the show.
Angullong’s commitment to alternative varieties was noted with three wines, the Barbera, Sangiovese and Tempranillo all medalling in the ‘other single red varietals’ class.
The judges’ comments included the following positive observation, “It’s good to see such a strong demonstration of varietal characteristics”.
It’s fantastic to receive these results. The show has a very strong judging panel. These trophy winning wines are relatively new to our range, so it’s very encouraging.
The 2011 and 2012 vintages were extremely challenging due to unusually wet and cool summer. Tempranillo is an early ripening red variety which is a great advantage under challenging weather conditions and has proved to be a winner.
On the flip side the wet weather conditions contributed to our lovely late harvest botrytis affected Riesling.
2011 Angullong 'Fossil Hill' Tempranillo
'Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association' TROPHY for the Best Other Single Varietal, Australian Highlands Wine Show 2013 >>>