Categorized | Eden Valley, syrah

Ruggabellus Archaeus 2016

The first single vineyard wine ever from Ruggabellus. From the home vineyard, right out the front and down the hill of the Gibson family house and winery. A single barrel was made. The vineyard work is yielding results! Set on pink quartz at 500 metres above sea level. Flaxman’s Valley magic. An earthy, pure red results. My mind went straight to great wines of Allemand or Souhaut from Rhone. Then again, it very much marches to its own beat. This is all syrah, for the first time.

Perfumed, medium weight red of spice, faint savouriness, gently ripe fruit characters, herbal element. Pitch perfect medium weight, succulent, fine and fresh, stretches luxuriously into the distance, sheathed in ultra fine tannin and dusty spice plus cherry pip, rose water and faint soy character. So lovely. Such an elegant wine but with incredible inward concentration. Freshness abounds. Almost a pinosity. Incredible wine.

Tasted : SEP17
Alcohol : 14.3%
Price : $58
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2017 - 2028
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