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2019 Angullong Fossil Hill Vermentino

Vermentino is a relatively new variety to Australia. Widely grown in northwest Italy, it produces an aromatic wine with refreshing acidity. Our 2017 vintage is full flavoured with a combination of stone fruit and citrus fruit flavours. It has an appealing fleshiness that is beautifully balanced by the linear natural acidity, herbaceousness and minerality, which is characteristic of the Orange and Central Ranges region. If you enjoy the freshness and appeal of Sauvignon Blanc, then Vermentino is well worth trying.

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REVIEWS & ACCOLADES

93 POINTS  “Pale and golden with a hint of green to the eye. Rich aromatics of new season apricots and lime. A well-fleshed mouth-filling style showing generous layers of stone fruit and appley notes over tangy lime acidity. Would go really well with seafood dishes.”
Noosa FM Radio, Martin Field, Dec 2019

 

92 POINTS “Snow pea tendril, citrus, a chalk and salinity on a breeze vibe. Something of more tropical bent; dripping ripe peach, pulpy mango or some such.  Tart and citrusy, the cut and thrust of acidity, probing and jabbing. About a length hangs the fruit, giving the impression of adding volume, as if to suggest either a barrel component or certainly some work…  Generous wine, one that would slake the hardiest of thirsts; versatile, as happy alone as it is in the company of food.”
The Vinsomniac, Dec 2019

 

“This vermentino, a variety native to Italian Mediterranean island of Sardinia and the French island of Corsica, comes from the Crossing family’s cool-climate vineyard on the foothills of Mount Canobolas. It is lime green-tinted straw and has kiwifruit scents and crisp ruby grapefruit front-palate flavour. The middle palate shows gooseberry, apple peel and gunmetal characters and slatey acid refreshes at the finish… drink now with prosciuttto, rocket and egg tart.”
Newcastle Herald, John Lewis, Dec 2019

 

WINE OF THE WEEK “Angullong 2019 Fossil Hill Vermentino ($26): I first fell in love with this white Italian variety grown in hot climates but it’s obviously just at home in cooler climates such as that around Orange. The wine has been compared with trebbiano but I reckon it has more flavour than that and would stretch the comparison to lighter chardonnay. Either way, its a great match for freshly opened oysters.”
eGlobal Travel Media, John Rozentals, Nov 2019

 

“Vibrant lemony aromas with just a smidge of herbs in the background. On the palate, peaches & other stone fruit with some lovely savoury elements & a refreshing finish- DELIGHTFUL!!”
Wine Assist, Dan Traucki, Dec 2019

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
GRAPE VARIETY: Vermentino
REGION: Central Ranges, Orange Region, NSW
WINEMAKING: The Vermentino whole bunches were crushed and soaked on skins for a short period to allow maximum flavour and aroma uptake. Following fermentation the wine was matured on yeast lees for four weeks to allow natural yeast autolysis to occur with the release of further aromatics and flavour compounds.
COLOUR: Pale straw with a lime green hue.
AROMA: Lifted and vibrant aromas of stone fruit, citrus/lime, dried herbs and nettle.
PALATE: Full of flavour, this aromatic Italian variety is mouth-filling with fleshy fruit flavours. The palate is long with an attractive subtle grip.
ADDITIVES: Made using traditional methods. Preservative 220 added.
PEAK DRINKING: Enjoy now and over the next four years.
FOOD MATCHES: Ideal as an aperitif or with a pan seared squid, aioli and rocket salad.