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2018 Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Chardonnay

GOLD MEDAL, 95 Points, 2019 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL, 95 Points, 2019 Australian Highland Wine Show

The Orange Region is renowned for its cool, elegant Chardonnay. The slow ripening of the grapes ensure an intensity of flavour, with finesse being the key.

The new Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Chardonnay is a modern wine with complexity, structure and texture. It is a lovely example of the quality of cool climate, Orange region chardonnay.

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay
REGION: Orange Region, NSW
WINEMAKING: Upon harvest this chardonnay was fermented in a combination of new (25%) and seasoned oak (one to three years of age). It was matured with lees stirring for 11 months before bottling in February 2018
COLOUR: Straw coloured with a slight green hue.
AROMA: Complex citrus, spice and stone fruit characters, with oak maturation aromas adding lovely depth, complemented the fruit beautifully.
PALATE: A layered, complex cool climate chardonnay with great structure, soft texture and depth of flavour. The oak will integrate further with time in bottle.
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/vol: 13.0%, pH: 3.24, TA: 3.2
ADDITIVES: Made using traditional methods. Some traces of egg products may remain. Preservative 220 added.
PEAK DRINKING: Now through to 2026.
FOOD MATCHES: Match with roast chicken and dishes that include wild mushrooms and slow roast tomatoes or white truffles.
REVIEWS & AWARDS

GOLD MEDAL, 95 Points, 2019 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show

GOLD MEDAL, 95 Points, 2019 Australian Highland Wine Show

 

93 POINTS “The wine is gorgeously styled and composed, showing ripe peach, fig, vanilla and roasted cashew characters on the nose, leading to a texturally appealing palate that is succulent and creamy. Youthfully attractive with pristine fruit intensity backed by seductive oak nuances.”
Wine Orbit, Sept 2019

 

“…is classic cool-climate chardonnay at a crazy price point considering its quality. It celebrates fruit, uncluttered by over-prescribed oak. Hard to name another region that can release a wine of this quality, for this money.”
The Real Review, Nov 2019

 

“Very pale in colour, stone fruits, fig, vanilla and a touch of cashew on the nose. Palate was a touch volatile on an oppressively hot day, but still showed some fruit structure with some bitter lemon rind on the back palate…more
Barefoot Drinker, Dec 2019

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