Producer Profile | Abel Gibson | Ruggabellus | Barossa Valley South Australia
Posted: Jul 28 2014
Abel Gibson winemaker at Ruggabellus won the young gun of wine awards in 2012. Ruggabellus produce superb wines that offer a truth and a narrative of the land, the grapes and people involved. Rarely do you see such connectedness between winemakers philosophy, the land they work, the people they draw from and the styles of wine.
Abel is a self proclaimed pinot noir lover and he sets out to make his wines light and fine with a core of crunchy acidity awash with savoury characters and movement. All of the wines are different blends of Syrah, Grenache, Mataro with each showing a different lens at which to look at the picture painted by ruggabellus collective. These wines are great for drinking now, but will heavily reward the patience of cellaring.