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Angullong Fossil Hill Shiraz Viognier

2016 Angullong Fossil Hill Shiraz Viognier

The idea of blend red grapes (Shiraz) with white grapes (Viognier) could be seen as a somewhat strange concept. This blend originates in the Côte-Retie appellation of the northern Rhône Valley in France. A small component of Viognier is added to the Shiraz in order to heighten the aromas of the wine. In our Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Shiraz Viognier, we only add 2 or 3% Viognier which is co-fermented. The result is a wine with lovely lifted artomas of spice, pepper and forest berries. There are layers of flavour with balanced oak nuances and dusty tannins which will integrate with time in the cellar.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
GRAPE VARIETY: 97% Shiraz, 3% Viognier
REGION: Orange Region, NSW
WINEMAKING: Shiraz and Viognier grapes were co-fermented together in open fermenters and pumped over twice daily to increase flavour and colour. The wine was then matured in French oak puncheons for 12 months (20% new oak).
COLOUR: Deep purple red.
AROMA: Lifted floral aromas of red and dark berries complemented by integrated oak, spice, liquorice and pepper.
PALATE: Rich and vibrant layers of elegant red and dark berries reflective of the great vintage. It is fleshy with lovely length of flavour and soft tannin structure.
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/vol: 14.5%
ADDITIVES: Made using traditional methods. Some traces of egg products may remain. Preservative 220 added.
PEAK DRINKING: Enjoy over the next ten years.
FOOD MATCHES: A great companion to venison or rich meat dishes.
REVIEWS & AWARDS

92/100  It is a once spicy and racy, with a flavour profile all of its own.” 2019 Wine Companion, James Halliday