Angove family debuts new flagship wine

July 11, 2024
By Cody Profaca

This week, the Angove family debuted the first vintage of its new flagship wine, the Brightlands Shiraz 2020. 

Sourced from the finest single barrels from the family’s two McLaren Vale vineyards, Brightlands strikes a harmony between Angove’s Warboys and Angels Rise vineyards. Despite their geographic proximity, the two vineyards vary greatly in altitude, soil composition, and vine age. 

Fifth generation family member Richard Angove said, “at Warboys Vineyard, we have a warmer site and older vines delivering rich and robust classic shiraz flavours, whilst the high altitude Angels Rise vineyard contributes more perfume, spice and acid to the mix. They are amazing sites on their own, but when blended take things to a whole new level”.

After being picked, vinified and aged separately in accordance to the different requirements of the respective profiles, assemblage occurred on December 2021 after more than a year and half in used-oak barrels.

“The blend components, even as a very young wine, seamlessly integrated and complemented each other and we knew we had something special,” said Chief Winemaker Tony Ingle.

“We have patiently followed the wine’s progress and the inaugural Brightlands Shiraz release is a wine of elegance, grace and power. Truly a delightful composition from two of McLaren Vale’s finest vineyards.”

The name itself, Brightlands, pays homage to the birthplace of the Angove family’s winemaking legacy. Between 1886 and 1893, Dr. William Angove conducted his first winemaking experiments in Brightlands Cellars, thus setting the foundations of one of South Australia’s oldest family-owned wineries.

Angove Brightlands McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020 is available now at an RRP of $125. 

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