It’s been a while since Ruggabellus wines have hit the tasting bench and geez do I look forward to this day. Here’s the usually riesling dominant skin fermented wine, with portions seeing various time macerating all blended up in the final orange wine goodness. Rested patiently, blended with utmost care and detail. We’re gifted having access to these wines, albeit they’re in low quantity and high demand. Now with cork and heavier, brown glass bottles.
Seriously good orange wine. Blistering pace, power and grace. Orange, mandarin, dried mixed peel, clove and curry powder characters with faint alpine herb and botanical notes in the mix. Bouquet and palate feel even and well married, the flavour profile deep but rising on incredibly acidity and a tightening of suede-textured tannins into the mega-distance. An impressive, deeply savoury orange wine that rises well above the pack. - The Wine Front