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About The Wine
Solumodo is the most striking and perhaps most ambitious of Abel Gibson's ethereal skin contact white wines.
A blend of white grapes with Semillon as the focal point, this is where Abel's attention to detail in his craft really shines.
This wine spent over 200 days on skins as an average, with the Semillon component stretching out to a year before pressing. The intensity and clarity that has come with this long and slow approach from Gibson is nothing short of remarkable.
Mike Bennie awarded the 2016 vintage 96+ points, dubbing it "fine wine with a punky ethos."
If you are seeking the finest amber wines in the world, this is surely among them.
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.