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AngullongTempranillo

2016 Angullong Fossil Hill Tempranillo

Trophy – Best Other Red Variety, 2017 Orange Wine Show
Trophy – Best Dry Red Table Wine, Spanish & Italian Varieties, 2017 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show
93/100, The Wine Reviewer, June 2018

Tempranillo is one of Spain’s most famous wine varieties. It has become one of our most popular wines, and is consistently awarded in the wine show circuit. The 2016 vintage is a wine of lovely complexity, with fragrant dark fruit aromas within a context of tar, herbs and spice. The flavours are similar with a delightful savouriness. It is a firm wine with attractive texture and integrated chewy tannins that will soften with time in the cellar.

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REVIEWS & AWARDS

Trophy – Best Other Red Variety, 2017 Orange Wine Show
Trophy – Best Dry Red Table Wine, Spanish & Italian Varieties, 2017 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show
Gold Medal, Class 19, 2017 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show (55.5)
Gold Medal, Class 13, 2017 Orange Wine Show

94/100 A vibrant tempranillo that should (and does0 appreciate the cool climate of Orange, with juicy red cherry fruits duelling with fine-grained but persistent tannins. More authentic than most” Wine Companion 2019 , James Halliday.

93/100  A medium red with purple hues, the nose has lifted red cherry with cinnamon and clove spice. A complex array of cherry and raspberry fruit give a prettiness to the wine with tannin and acid present but not taking away from the primary fruit characters. There is an understated earthiness to the wine that melds with the fruit to finish. Excellent length with a touch of charcuterie if you look hard.” The Wine Reviewer, Jun 2018

 

“Deep red/purple colour; bright. The bouquet is subdued and smoky, meaty, the palate fruit-sweet, rich and soft, with some density and big ripe flavours. The wine is firm and taut, full-bodied and upright, and the tannins are firm. It could benefit from a little ageing. It seems a trifle closed now.” Huon Hooke, Jun 2018

“Bright & vivacious with very pleasant herbaceous aromas and a smidge of spices. It is very smooth and elegant with soft tannins and tight acidity . A tempranillo that is around half way between a “Joven” and a “Crienza” in Spanish terms. VERY CLASSY & ENJOYABLE.” Dan Traucki, Wine Assist, April 2018

 

“Tasting it provides that proof again that this is indeed still making its way through primary stages of its life. Those aromas have brought with them a hint of spice plus some juicy plum characters that sit nicely on the palate. Even though it is just below the ‘medium bodied’ spectrum, there is good texture and length. So much so, the screw cap was made redundant and the bottom of the bottle was exposed to the elements by the end of entrée.

“I can certainly see why it won a Trophy and a gold medal for Best Other Red Variety at the 2017 Orange Wine Show and for the Best Dry Red Table Wine (Spanish & Italian Varieties) at the 2017 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show”   Words from a Wineglass, April 2018

 

“A medium-bodied red made from a grape variety native to the premium Spanish area of Rioja and recently gaining quite a following Australia, both among producers and consumers. Maturation in French oak (20 per cent new) has made a delightful red from a vintage rated the best since the vineyard was planted in 1998. A great alternative to cabernet, with just a bit more softness thrown in.” PS News, John Rozentals, May 2018

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
GRAPE VARIETY: Tempranillo
REGION: Orange & Central Ranges, NSW
WINEMAKING: Fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and new, small French oak, followed by further maturation in new & older French and Hungarian barriques.
COLOUR: Dark ruby with a youthful purple hue.
AROMA: Complex aromas of fragrant dark berries within a context of tar, herbs and spice.
PALATE: Youthful and fresh dark cherry, plum and savoury flavours. It
is a firm wine with attractive texture and integrated chewy
tannins that will soften with time.
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/vol: 14.0%, 8.3 Std drinks
ADDITIVES: Made using traditional methods. Some traces of egg products may remain. Preservative 220 added.
PEAK DRINKING: This wine is drinking well now, and will develop well over the medium term.
FOOD MATCHES: Roast or barbequed meats; venison, lamb and beef.