2012 Angullong Sauvignon Blanc

Huon Hooke
Variety Sauvignon blanc
WINERY Angullong
RRP 17

The Crossing family of Orange regularly serves up an outstanding sauvignon blanc and, for me, it's clearly the best in the Orange region in a pure-fruit (as opposed to barrel-fermented) style. With crushed-leaf, salad greens and lightly spiced aromas and a touch of tropical fruits, it's crisp and fruity in the mouth, with loads of tangy varietal charm. The intensity of flavour is superior to most of its competitors - a sign the vines haven't been overcropped. Balance and drinkability are outstanding. Simply delicious summer drinking, and it will take a serious chill. The price is absurdly low. Best drunk young. 13 per cent alcohol.
Food: Salads, cold meats and seafood; fresh oysters; cold prawns with mayonnaise; vegetable dishes. Vegetarians: this is for you.
Stockist: Shortys Liquor.