Sagrantino is a fairly new name among the Italian varieties grown in Australia, with about 2 dozen or so producers now having old enough vines to produce good quality examples. McLaren Vale in South Australia is somewhat of a heartland. Angullong are one of a few pioneers for this grape in New South Wales.
Angullong, Fossil Hill, Sagrantino, Orange, 2015
Smells warming and hearty with roast beef pan juices, dried flowers, licorice and cherries. The palate is equally full and hearty with touches of savoury herbs and black tea. The tannins are plentiful but balanced and made for matching a beautifully roasted piece of beef. Several years in the cellar will also see this mature wonderfully into a charismatic wine.