Ruggabellus Efferus - Barossa Valley

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

This is 71% mataro, 17% syrah, 10% grenache, 2% cinsault. “I always want this to be earthy as its sort of primary feel. Not want, but I think this is what mataro’s best attributes are. Meat and the earth. That for me is the aim. I want it to be untamed, hence Efferus, wild, so the wine shows robustness and a rustic feel, but that’s not quite right either. It’s like the tertiary colours of gum leafs, with the red hue through them” explains winemaker Abe Gibson. Select vineyards contribute, though the focus is rounding to the home block on the family property.There’s an unkempt feel to the wine in the best possible sense. A Wine Of Character. Scents of red and black berry, turned earth, pepper, gum leaf, undergrowth. The palate starts with chewy tannin, ropes of them, set amongst dark fruit, savouriness, meaty characters and sweet-just sour fruit character. Unreal, rumbling wine of depth and personality.

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

Delicious with a Leg of Lamb or rosemary and peppercorn spiced lamb chops.

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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