Wines

2019 Angullong Fossil Hill Rosé

GOLD MEDAL, 2019 Orange Wine Show
95 POINTS, The Real Review //  94 POINTS, The Barefoot Drinker

The Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Rosé is 100 per cent Sangiovese made from the original ‘Grosso’ clone plantings in the vineyard.  It is a modern rosé with an enticing, lively, crisp palate. The flavours are of red summer berries, which linger delightfully with a long dry, savoury finish. Serve it cool, but not too cold, with a platter of antipasti.

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
VARIETY: Sangiovese
REGION: Orange Region, NSW
WINEMAKING: We aimed to make a lively, sophisticated style, promoting the primary fruit flavours of our cool climate Sangiovese. It was fermented in stainless steel and bottled as a fresh, young wine.
COLOUR: A very attractive wine; copper / rose gold in colour.
AROMA: Vibrant and floral aromas of strawberries, blueberries and spice.
PALATE: An enticing and elegant wine made from 100% Sangiovese. The palate offers intensive and lively flavours of red summer berries. It has lovely freshness, zest and crisp natural acidity.
ANALYSIS: Alc/vol: 14.0%
ADDITIVES: Made using traditional methods. Some traces of egg products may remain. Preservative 220 added.
PEAK DRINKING: Enjoy now through to 2021.
FOOD MATCHES: Serve cool, not too cold. Ideal as an aperitif or with antipasti.
ACCOLADES

GOLD MEDAL, 2019 Orange Wine Show


95 POINTS
 “Provence pink colour, very much a-la-mode. Aromatics are intensely red-fruited: cherries, strawberries and rhubarb, with an attractive vein of spice. A balanced and fresh wine when sipped – cherries and raspberries, acidity and a tease of tannin affording it a rare complexity on the finish. Terrific wine.”
The Real Review
, Nick Butler, Dec 2019

 

94 POINTS  “Crafted from Sangiovese and giving a modern styled rose, driven by light strawberry, rose water and Turkish Delight. Touch of strawberries and cream in the finish, with some feint spice… more.” Barefoot Drinker, Dec 2019

 

93 POINTS – Excellent  “Right time of the year to pull out some Rosé. It is such a versatile style as well, adapting to such a wide range of modern cuisines. This excellent one from the folks at this Orange winery and made of Sangiovese really ticks all the wine boxes. Salmony pink. Light bodied in style youthful fresh and full of ripe fruit that resonates from the glass. Fresh and fragrant on the nose yet with low acidity in structure it is effortless drinking but very well put together. Medium long on the finish, the strawberries, raspberries and cherries delight right to the end. A very decent Rosé may I say. ”
Paulippolito.com, Dec 2019

 

92 POINTS  “Rosé from Orange and made with Sangiovese grapes, often creates a delightful and savoury wine, this no exception. Strawberry, Turkish Delight, it seems dry just on aromatic intro. The palate, crisp and savoury, berry driven in the main, a vanilla cream aspect buoys that. A crisp acidity adds textural crunch. Chill, and chill.”
The Vinsomniac, Dec 2019

 

“This one, from the Crossing family’s Orange Region grosso clone sangiovese grapes, is pale blush pink and has 13.5% alcohol and ripe strawberry scents and front-palate flavour. The middle palate features pomegranate, red apple and flint and the finish gunmetal acid…”
Newcastle Herald, Jan 2020

 

18.5/20  POINTS  “Dusky rose pink in colour. Earthy, stony aromas with delicate ripe nectarine stone fruit, white cherry and hints of brown spice. Diamond shaped palate: starts fine, broadens and then tightens again. Precise on the front with a fine focus with plenty of smoky cherry. Textural, dry with a long finish and a juicy kick. A step above.” Vinonotebook. Jan 2020