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2017 Ruggabellus Fluus barossa valley, australia

Very special wine from a very special family.
Notes from the maker, Abel..:
60% Grenache, 24% Mataro, 15% Syrah, 1% Cinsault.
We decided not to bottle the Timaeus in this year. We were quite concerned with the high pH and green flavour that the growing season presented in our Grenache block. There was significant winter rainfall that didn't let up until the second half of the harvest. This was a little late for our Grenache which had needed to be picked earlier. We gave it our best shot but prior to bottling we made the tough call to de-clasify it. We found that the wine looked a little too herbal and open for our expectations for Timaeus. The Cinsault we usually love in Fluus was also affected by this higher than average rain, too green and lacking for us to use. And so a large part of the Grenache became useful for Fluus, providing a lovely ‘slinky’ mouthfeel to the wine in company with the dryer Mataro and Syrah components from the vintage. We are proud of the Fluus we have blended, Complex rhubarb like fruit riding on that slinky savoury palate mentioned before. We are pleased with the balance and given the calibre of Grenache it will quite likely age for a few years too.

Origin barossa valley, australia
Year 2017
Varietal red blend
Style fresh & alive
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