Purveyors of fine grape juice
2013 Ruggabellus Efferus barossa valley, australia
$50

So. Mataro. Fruit is sourced from a Krondorf site, predominately, from a vineyard where cuttings came from Abel Gibson’s father’s vineyard.
Even in ‘brevity’ of tasting with winemaker, Efferus opens up in the glass in volume. Luscious perfume, full of wild fruit and savouriness, earthy depth, undergrowth and guttural dark stone and berry fruit characters. Juicy in texture, light to medium bodied but without lack of flavour, showing with garrigue-tinged tannins tightening the wash of fruit in the wine, and finishing it with a stony pucker. A mouthwatering sweetness lingers, fresh acidity lifts the wine. Though delicate, there’s presence and persistence here. This is the best Efferus so far. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

Origin barossa valley, australia
Year 2013
Varietal mataro blend
Style big & bold