Timaeus | Ruggabellus

The most lifted and elegant of the Ruggabellus range. This cuvee is mostly Grenache, which although often maligned in the Barossa, here produces a fresh, vivid, bright and peppery wine. There is plenty of pure red cherry and berry fruit, with tension and a savoury edge.

Region:

South Australia

Appellation:

Barossa

Variety / Blend:

Mataro: Grenache: Cinsault:

Climate:

Continental

Soils:

Sand over yellow/orange clay, quartz, ironstone

Farming:

Mixed

Altitude:

320 metres

Fermentation:

Indigenous yeast, ambient temperatures, some whole bunches, pigeage only, av. 21days on skins

Ageing:

11 months in old, 500 litre French puncheon

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