Ruggabellus Archaeus - Barossa Valley

Vintage: 2016 Region: South Australia
Type: Reds
Winery: Ruggabellus
Tasting Notes:

ARCHAEUS (soul of a place) – inspired by Syrah.  2253 bottles made.

Review
The first single vineyard wine ever from Ruggabellus. From the home vineyard, right out the front and down the hill of the Gibson family house and winery. A single barrel was made. The vineyard work is yielding results! Set on pink quartz at 500 metres above sea level. Flaxman’s Valley magic. An earthy, pure red results. My mind went straight to great wines of Allemand or Souhaut from Rhone. Then again, it very much marches to its own beat. This is all syrah, for the first time.

Perfumed, medium weight red of spice, faint savouriness, gently ripe fruit characters, herbal element. Pitch perfect medium weight, succulent, fine and fresh, stretches luxuriously into the distance, sheathed in ultra fine tannin and dusty spice plus cherry pip, rose water and faint soy character. So lovely. Such an elegant wine but with incredible inward concentration. Freshness abounds. Almost a pinosity. Incredible wine. Rated : 96 Points Mike Bennie Winefront

$43.20as part of any six
$48.00single bottle
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750ml

Perfect with rare beef, homemade beef and kidney pie dishes.

Our planet is billions of years old. It wobbles beautifully around the sun. Our land is thousands of millions of years old. It has been exposed longer than most. Our valley is hundreds of millions of years old. The story of people in this valley is thousands of years old. The story of crafting wine in this valley is an impressive but mere 160 years old.

We live in Australia. We live in a wide and shallow valley suspended in an ancient mountain range. We live in the Barossa valley.

Many thousands of years of weather is etched into the rocks here. The seemingly endless flow of air from west to east, the powerful sun from east to west, the winter rains and the continental ‘northerlies’ that dominate our summers have all weaved their way into the landscape. The Ngadjuri and Peramangk roamed here for thousands of years. They knew much of the subtlety of this place. As vintners we will endeavor to explore and respect this subtlety, explore and respect the rhythms, the unique character...the natural flow of this place.

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