TROPHY, Best Sauvignon Blanc of the Show, 2019 Australian Highlands Wine Show
Our Angullong Sauvignon Blanc is shows vibrant cool climate flavours of lemony citrus and passionfruit. It has lovely length, natural acidity and balance, with a fresh, crisp finish. This is a perfect aperitif and the perfect match to mildly spiced dishes of Asian influence.
|GRAPE VARIETY:||Sauvignon Blanc|
|REGION:||Orange Region, NSW|
|WINEMAKING:||The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were fermented in stainless steel fermenters at cool temperatures to retain the fresh varietal fruit aromas and ﬂavours.|
|COLOUR:||Youthful, pale straw.|
|AROMA:||A lifted, fragrant and intense aroma of passionfruit, citrus, snow pea and lemongrass with subtle and attractive spice and musk nuances.|
|PALATE:||The palate is crisp and refreshing. Lemony citrus ﬂavours meld with passionfruit and some tropical fruit tones. The persistent ﬁnish is dry with lovely gentle natural acidity.|
|WINE ANALYSIS:||Alc/vol: 13.0%|
|ADDITIVES:||Made using traditional methods. Some traces of egg products may remain. Preservative 220 added.|
|PEAK DRINKING:||Enjoy in it’s youth and over the next few years.|
|FOOD MATCHES:||Aperitif, Thai inﬂuenced dishes, chicken salads.|
TROPHY, Best Sauvignon Blanc of Show, 2019 Australian Highlands Wine Show
Gold Medal, 2019 Australian Highlands Wine Show
4.5 Stars, Winestate Magazine, Jan 2020
91 POINTS “Vibrant and attractively expressed, the bouquet shows green rockmelon, nectarine, apricot and kaffir lime characters, leading to a juicy palate that is lively and mouth-watering. Pristine and bright with lovely youthful fruit intensity.”
Wine Orbit, Sept 2029
“Judged the best sauvignon blanc at the recent Australian Highland Wine Show, this zesty white is green-tinted straw and features passionfruit aromas and crisp gooseberry front-palate flavour. The middle palate shows nashi pear, kiwifruit and gunmetal characters and the finish flinty acid. It’s from the Crossing family’s cool-climate Orange vineyard on the foothills ofMount Canobolas and is a drink-now proposition. Try it with chicken yakitori skewers…”
Newcastle Herald, John Lewis, Nov 2019
93 POINTS “I’ve said before the Orange region in New South Wales produces some of the best examples of Australian Sauvignon Blanc. Here’s another to stick in your black book. Well balanced, this crisp and refreshing drink skips along to an easy beat. Zippy citrus fruit is partnered by tropical goodness led by passionfruit and lychees. Some grip through the mouth adds further pleasure. Above all, it’s the vibrancy and well-handled fruit which grabs your attention. Chill it down and chill out – great stuff.”
QWine, Oct 2019
“…NZ Sauvignon Blancs don’t hold a candle to Australian Sauvignon Blancs of this calibre at this price. It’s a beauty and that means a lot coming from me. It definitely deserves its gold medal and trophy it was recently awarded, and the little stickers should be proudly placed on the bottle for all to see… more”
Words from a Wineglass, Oct 2019
“On opening, typical cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc varietal characters surge to the fore both on the nose and palate. A perceived mid-palate sweetness is amply supported by crisp acid and fulsome primary fruit power. The generous ripe fruit flavours and texture deliver palate fulness and weight. Ours was well matched with a dish of steamed asparagus and freshly-made Hollandaise sauce.”
The Grape Hunter, Gilbert labour, Oct 2019
“This dry wine is further evidence that the best Australian sauvignon blancs come from Orange and the Adelaide Hills — coolish areas with a bit of altitude and continentality. It certainly shows a deal more substance to the palate than do most of the aromatic wonders of New Zealand’s Marlborough. Drink this one with simply prepared fresh seafood.”
PS News, John Rozentals, Oct 2019
“Richly perfumed with passion fruit seeds and skin, kaffir lime leaf and dewy grass. The palate carries some tropical fruit flesh and lemony citrus before finishing dry with fine acidity. Pair with Thai style jungle curry.”
Queensland Times, Regan Drew, Nov 2019
“…its crisp, light, driven by peach and rocket salad-like aromas and flavours, the light stone fruit notes working well with the green leafy notes. Has potential to be a hit over the Xmas period.”
Barefoot Drinker, Dec 2019
“It’s a lively and fresh style showing passionfruit and guava on the nose and some tangy pineapple and zesty lemon rind through the middle. The finish is nicely balanced by gentle acids and shows hints of grapefruit and citrus as it crosses the back palate. It’s a perfect choice for a Sunday afternoon tipple on the deck, but would equally acquit itself well served with Chinese Spicy Garlic Prawns. I’m salivating just thinking about it! As the mercury climbs, most of us look for a refreshing style of white with solid fruit and a zippy finish; and the Angullong savvie certainly fits that bill, and at around $20 a bottle, is pretty good value as well.”
Travis Schultz, Jan 2020
The Angullong property has been in the Crossing family for close to 70 years, with the vineyards planted in 1998.
Orange is a unique region, being delineated by the 600 metre contour around Mount Canobolas. Ranging from 600 metres to over 1000 metres, the region is distinctly cool climate.
Every 100 meters in elevation the temperature decreases roughly one degree. The Angullong vineyard produces sauvignon blanc that shows regional cool climate finesse with a balanced ripeness.
Our vineyard sits within the undulating hills above the Belubula River. The contours and slopes allow for the cooler air to drain away from the vines, giving us protection from frost and allowing excellent sunlight exposure for ripening.