Ruggabellus Efferus - Barossa Valley

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

Review
This would be one of the lighter, finest expressions of the mataro-dominant Efferus I have seen, and syrah and grenache hold around 20% of the wine in 2017 (plus a splash of cinsault). The mataro that makes up the bulk of the wine comes from a tiny plot and old vines. Only 125 cases were made. The attention to detail, to be a broken record, is of course all here. No Timaeus was made in 2017, by the by.

The first thing you notice, once past the briary, dark berry, anise-tinged, slightly smoky, black olive perfume, is the powdery, translucent feel to the wine. It’s not so much ‘light-on’, as there’s plenty going on in the palate, but ethereal, or something akin to that. It spreads in the palate on a film of dust and brambly-berry flavours, ashen and savoury, drawn very long and leaving barely-there fruit sweetness in its wake. Tannins form a wide sheath and acidity is underlying in a sense of vitality and freshness. It all sounds odd, if you read this straight, but it’s a compelling wine of wild character yet delicacy. Drinking is a charm.Rated : 95 Points Mike Bennie Winefront

$43.20as part of any six
$48.00single bottle
$518.40per case of 12
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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