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Ruggabellus 

Rugged beauty from the Barossa 

Ruggabellus

Abe Gibson’s notes are very eloquent and pretty conclusive, so we thought it best to let him tell the story...

"RUGGABELLUS – ‘rugged beauty’ - pertaining to the ancient & enchanting nature of our land. I have no recollection of life before this place. I moved here when I was two. I was about to experience the bouquet of my first wine cellar. It was Penfolds and it was the vintage of 1975. My father contributed to many vintages here and it was my good fortune to have the culture of this place woven into my childhood.

Indeed since then my life has been filled with privileged experience working with and observing some great winemakers each with their own unique way of crafting wine. ‘Respect and history’ was learned at Penfolds, ‘craft and tradition’ at Rockford, ‘intellect and detail’ from Chris Ringland, ‘perfume and texture’ from Charlie Melton, ‘layers and length’ from my father at Gibson and most recently and very importantly ‘precision and belief’ from Pete and Magali at Spinifex – without their encouragement Ruggabellus would in all likelihood have remained an idea to this day.

Emma and I love drinking wine with food. We love wines with grace and intrigue. We live in the Barossa valley in southern Australia. This is our home. We have taken great pleasure in exploring its strengths – an ancient landscape with a phenomenal resource of young and very old vines in a variety of nooks and crannies, remaining constantly aware of the most significant local challenge – an abundance of sunshine. For a few years now we have been dabbling with small parcels of Grenache, Mataro, Syrah and Cinsault. We are keen to understand the uniquely Australian character of our wines. We use no new oak and are attracted to vineyards that allow us to pick earlier, hopefully preserving vitality, crunch and intrigue.  - Abe Gibson

Ruggabellus

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Product
Price
Ruggabellus Archaeus - Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ruggabellus
Region: South Australia

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

$81.00as part of any six
$90.00single bottle

Out of Stock Out of Stock


Ruggabellus Efferus 2016 - Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2016 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ruggabellus
Region: South Australia

EFFERUS (untamed) – Mataro


"This is 71% mataro, 17% syrah, 10% grenache, 2% cinsault. “I always want this to be...

$44.10as part of any six
$49.00single bottle
$529.20per case of 12

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Ruggabellus Efferus 2017 - Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ruggabellus
Region: South Australia

Review
This would be one of the lighter, finest expressions of the mataro-dominant Efferus I have seen, and syrah and grena...

$44.10as part of any six
$49.00single bottle
$529.20per case of 12

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 18 bottles.


Ruggabellus Efferus 2018 - Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ruggabellus
Region: South Australia

“I love the wild, on-the-edge feel. Earthy too. I love earthy wines. It’s never fruity for me. It’s got substance, always”,...

$54.00as part of any six
$60.00single bottle
$648.00per case of 12

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 12 bottles.


Ruggabellus Fluus - Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ruggabellus
Region: South Australia


The cuvee name ‘Fluus’ is kind of onomatopoeic to me. Fluuuuusssss. Such flow. Such drinkability. A lush blend of 60% grenache,...

$30.60as part of any six
$34.00single bottle
$367.20per case of 12

Ruggabellus Quomodo - Eden Valley
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Whites | Producer: Ruggabellus
Region: South Australia

QUOMODO (in which way) – inspired by Riesling.

$54.00as part of any six
$60.00single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Ruggabellus Sallio - Eden Valley
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Whites | Producer: Ruggabellus
Region: South Australia

Arguably Australia’s greatest orange wine, let alone that it’s a great wine. If orange wine is an intimidating phrase or proposition, t...

$30.60as part of any six
$34.00single bottle
$367.20per case of 12

Ruggabellus Solumodo - Eden Valley
Vintage: 2017 | Type: Whites | Producer: Ruggabellus
Region: South Australia

The ‘dark orange’ wine in the trio of Ruggabellus’ orange wines, alongside Quomodoand Sallio. 

$54.00as part of any six
$60.00single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Ruggabellus Timaeus - Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Ruggabellus
Region: South Australia

New release! 

$54.00as part of any six
$60.00single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Product Vintage Price Min order
Ruggabellus Archaeus - Barossa Valley 2018
$81.00 as part of any six
$90.00 single bottle
1

Out of Stock Out of Stock


Ruggabellus Efferus 2016 - Barossa Valley 2016
$44.10 as part of any six
$49.00 single bottle
$529.20 per case of 12
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Ruggabellus Efferus 2017 - Barossa Valley 2017
$44.10 as part of any six
$49.00 single bottle
$529.20 per case of 12
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 18 bottles.


Ruggabellus Efferus 2018 - Barossa Valley 2018
$54.00 as part of any six
$60.00 single bottle
$648.00 per case of 12
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 12 bottles.


Ruggabellus Fluus - Barossa Valley 2018
$30.60 as part of any six
$34.00 single bottle
$367.20 per case of 12
1

Ruggabellus Quomodo - Eden Valley 2017
$54.00 as part of any six
$60.00 single bottle
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Ruggabellus Sallio - Eden Valley 2017
$30.60 as part of any six
$34.00 single bottle
$367.20 per case of 12
1

Ruggabellus Solumodo - Eden Valley 2017
$54.00 as part of any six
$60.00 single bottle
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


Ruggabellus Timaeus - Barossa Valley 2018
$54.00 as part of any six
$60.00 single bottle
1

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


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