11 Oct New releases for Orange Wine Festival
The increasing recognition of the quality of emerging varieties continues to embolden Orange’s preeminent grape grower, Angullong Wines, with the winery releasing two new vintages in time for the 2018 Orange Wine Festival.
The new releases comprise the 2017 Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Barbera and 2017 Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Sangiovese.
2017 is our 14th vintage of these wines. The vineyard was planted in the late 1990s, with the winemaking overseen by veteran winemaker Jon Reynolds since these early days”.
We want to preserve the unique varietal definition with these wines. Both the Barbera and Sangiovese only see a small amount of new oak maturation; about 10 percent for both wines.
This, along with careful management of the cap during fermentation, ensures balance with the tannins and the vibrant fruit.”
The new vintage Angullong Fossil Hill wines will be released at the annual ‘Outstanding in the Vines’ lunch during Orange’s Wine Festival.
This is an opportunity for our customers to enjoy the wines in the vineyard where they were grown.
The Angullong vineyard sits in the southern foothills of the Orange Region. The lunch will be a showcase of the vineyard with a selection of wines matched to shared plates of local food.