Fossil Hill Range

2018 Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera

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Barbera is an Italian variety that has been grown in Australia in small qualities since the 1960s. Our Angullong ‘Fossil Hill’ Barbera is a succulent, medium bodied, savoury wine with abundant cherry, raspberry and herb flavours, complemented by textural and balanced tannins. The variety is eminently suited to our cooler region and should mature well in the bottle over the next five or six years. Enjoy it with a barbequed venison or lamb.

Awards & Reviews

  • GOLD MEDAL, Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2019
  • 95 Points, The Real Review
  • 94 Points,Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
  • 94 Points,The Wine Reviewer
  • 9.3/10Daily Examiner
  • 93 Points, The Vinsomniac
  • 92 Points, Wine Pilot
  • 93 Points, QWine
  • 4.5 Stars, Newcastle Herald


REGION: Orange Region, NSW

WINEMAKING: Fermented in open fermenters with 20% left as whole berries and pumped over twice daily to increase colour and flavour. Maturation was in French oak puncheons for 12 months (20% new oak).

COLOUR: Lovely deep garnet colour with youthful purple hue.

AROMA: Vibrant dark berry aromas with herb, forest floor and a pleasant touch of meatiness adding complexity.

PALATE: Medium bodied and elegant, with herb, dark berry and earthen flavours. There is a pleasant grip of balanced tannin on the long finish, with the oak adding complexity and character. This will integrate further with time in the bottle.

ADDITIVES: Made using tradtitional methods. Some traces of egg products may remain. Preservative 220 added.

PEAK DRINKING: Enjoy now and over the next six years.

FOOD MATCHES: Perfect with antipasto or rare roast lamb.

Tasting Notes