2017 Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese

Sangiovese is one of Italy’s most popular varieties. We have a number of types (clones) of Sangiovese vines in the vineyard that are maturing well, having been planted close to 20 years ago. The Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Sangiovese is a medium bodied wine with lifted and vibrant aromas of violets, blueberries and dried herbs. The elegant flavours of blueberry, sour cherry and spice are complemented by savoury herbal complexity and soft balanced tannins. This is a wine to enjoy with traditional Italian fare, including ragu, pizza or antipasti.

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“Intense, bight dark cherry/plum fruit with meaty, cola and dried herb notes; pristine, round and juicy with astringency and freshness.” Jeremy Oliver, Oct 2018


“Bright red with purple hues,soft alluring bouquet with plenty of red berries, delightful cherry flavours with a nice restrained finish that really lingers. a FOOD FRIENDLY wine that is also superb on its own. ENJOY.” Wine Assist, Dan Traucki, Sept 2018


“Showing as deep mulberry, this current release Fossil Hill Sangiovese 2017 from the team of Jon Reynolds & Ben Crossing delivers an abundance of vinous enjoyment.
Maraschino cherry nose with a hint of peppery spice and chocolate translates seamlessly to the palate. It is a well-rounded textural wine with finely balanced tannins and savoury mouth-filling depth of flavours carried by the 14.5% Alc spine.  It was ideally matched to our meal of steak chasseur. Cellar: Now to 5 years.” The Grape Hunter, Oct 2018


“…Hello cherries, beautiful blackberries and subtle herbs come together very nicely here. Pretty much the same on the medium bodied palate but they became friends with blue fruits and delicate spices (food teased this out I think). I expected the tannins to be more prominent but they were gentle, smooth and found their groove with the fruit.

Potrei bere questo per giorni!! (I could drink this for days!!)” Words from a Wineglass, Oct 2018

REGION: Orange Region, NSW
WINEMAKING: The grapes were de-stemmed with 20% left as whole berries. The must was pumped over twice daily to increase colour & flavour. The wine was matured in French oak.
COLOUR: Light garnet with a youthful purple hue.
AROMA: Lifted and floral aromas of sour cherry, spice, blueberries and dried herbs.
PALATE: Medium to lighter bodied wine with refreshing flavours of blueberry, sour cherry & spice. The subtle and elegant tannins are silky and smooth.
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/vol: 13.5%
ADDITIVES: Made using traditional methods. Some traces of egg products may remain. Preservative 220 added.
PEAK DRINKING: Now through to 2022
FOOD MATCHES: Antipasto, tomato based pasta and pizza.