Abe Gibson has such a calm vision for his world, despite the complexity of winemaking. A gentle, thoughtful soul, but with a firm self belief, or so it seems.
About The Wine
If you were looking to dip your toe in the delightful world of skin contact white wines, Sallio is the perfect introduction to the style.
This is a blend of Muscat, Semillon and Riesling from arguably Australia's best producer of 'Amber' wines. With only three days on skins and a long sleep in old wood, drinkability meets complexity here at a great price.
Sallio has all the grippy textural elements that go with the style, but the feeling it leaves you with is one of lightness and freshness to the last drop.
Ruggabellus - meaning 'rugged beauty' - is one of the breakaway producers of the much written about 'New Barossa' movement.
A deep connection to the land of the Barossa Valley underpins Abel Gibson's winery. Raised amongst the vines of the Barossa, the cellars of Penfolds and Rockford, with the guidance of local wine legends such as Charlie Melton and his father Rob Gibson, Abel has carved a unique path for his brand.
Ruggabellus focuses on sensitive blends of old vine Syrah, Mataro, Grenache and Cinsault from great old vineyards with freshness and vitality always the key. Oak is never new. Additions are minimal.
The 'whites' are some of the country's finest examples of skin contact 'amber' wines. The variations on Riesling, Muscat and Semillon that are entirely world class. These are rare and truly authentic Australian wines.