Ruggabellus Tasting Three Pack

Sample the thrilling Barossa wines of Abel Gibson and Ruggabellus with this extremely limited three pack.



About The Pack

The wines of Abel Gibson are some of the rarest and most sought-after in the Barossa Valley region.

A cult-hero winery if ever there was one, the wines of Ruggabellus walk to the beat of their own drum.

This is a limited tasting pack of three of Abel's premium offereings, the Efferus and Timaeus are the  Mataro and Grenache dominant blends respectively, and the phenomenal Riesling-dominant Quomodo - one of the best skin contact "amber" wines in the country.

Each has a scintillating review from The Wine Front's Mike Bennie. Check out these unique and characterful wines while stocks last.

2016 Ruggabellus Efferus

The Latin word, Efferus, roughly translates to savage, wild, untamed, and undomesticated - a beautiful vision of Abel Gibson's Mataro from his rugged Barossa home.

In this wine, while old vine Mataro is the focal point, colour is added by Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. It's a wine that is very much greater than the sum of its parts.

Gibson has a rare feel for the art of blending, the aim always to bring vitality and freshness to the naturally moody, meaty, earthy nature of Mataro. It's a balancing act that few achieve, yet one that seems easy in Abel's calm hands.

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2015 Ruggabellus Quomodo

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 compare it to the best in world in it's style. 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.

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2016 Ruggabellus Timaeus

The detail involved in an Abel Gibson blend is second to none, the finesse and craftsmanship comes to the fore in a warmer vintage like 2016.

Timaeus is the Grenache-dominant blend in the Ruggabellus stable. It's a lither, more streamlined wine than some of the Shiraz or Mataro blend siblings.

Built on fine bones of tannin and a refreshing backbone of acidity, this is  a beaytiful modern expression of a Rhone-styled blend from the Barossa Valley.

Gorgeous stuff, and as with all of the Ruggabellus wines, rare as hen's teeth.

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Shipping & Delivery

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