04 Mar Celebrating 21 years
Angullong Wines will celebrate 21 years of winegrowing in the Orange region with the release of their popular 2018 Angullong Sauvignon Blanc ($20) and its partnering 2018 Angullong Pinot Grigio ($20).
The Angullong property has been in the Crossing family for close to 70 years, with the vineyards planted 21 years ago, in 1998. The vines sit on the 600-metre boundary of the Orange region.
The sauvignon blanc continues to improve as the vines mature. These are some of the original plantings which are now 20 years old.
Orange is a unique region, being delineated by the 600 metre contour around Mount Canobolas. Ranging from 600 metres to over 1000 metres, the region is distinctly cool climate.”
Every 100 meters in elevation the temperature decreases roughly one degree. The Angullong vineyard produces sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio that shows regional cool climate finesse with a balanced ripeness.
Our vineyard sits within the undulating hills above the Belubula River. The contours and slopes allow for the cooler air to drain away from the vines, giving us protection from frost and allowing excellent sunlight exposure for ripening.
These wines are all about fruit purity with attractive, balanced natural acidity for which Orange is renowned. Both the grapes for these wines were harvested at night to retain this freshness, fermented in stainless steel and bottled.
The vintage was near perfect, the third in a row for the region, allowing us to let the fruit ripen and harvested on our terms.