Well, well, well – what a ballistically good wine.
About The Wine
Abel Gibson has a rare feel for the dark art of skin contact white winemaking. His instincts and attention to detail yield wines of extraordinary and rare power and precision.
Quomodo is built around a core of intense Eden Valley Riesling. With Riesling as the spine and small inputs from deftly handled Semillon and Muscat adding aromatic highlights and layers of texture, this sits at the top of the pile of Australian 'Amber' wines.
Indeed, Mike Bennie went so far as to call it, "One of the most compelling Australian orange wines of all time."
It's a wine that makes you quiet and contemplative. A very special wine and a unique and important touchstone of the Australian wine landscape.
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.