Justin Bubb is an Australian winemaker who spent nearly a decade making wine in Italy at the famed Castello Di Gabbiano. When he eventually returned to Tasmania with his winemaking wife Anna Pooley he decided he wanted to keep making Italian wine. In his own words:
- He wanted to produce great value Italian wines, so more Australians could fall in love with Italian wines (like he had)
- He wanted to shake any stuffy or old-fashioned stereotypes of Italian wine by offering contemporary wines styles that suited the wine savvy palates of Australia.
- He wanted to continue working with the amazing next work of growers and maintain the deep connection he had with his adopted country.
He took the name Babo, which is the nickname for the all important instrument that measures baume (sugar content) in grapes. Justin makes several delicious wines, including this 100% nero d'avola which he sources from around Lake Arancio in Sicily.
"Everything about the processing points to a winemaker looking for freshness and finesse, and that's just what you get here. Expect a lifted perfume of freshly crushed blueberries and plum with flecks of aniseed and dried mountain herbs. The palate is loaded with the same fruit, yet it's fresh and lively with a cool, powdery close. Yet another brilliant value from Justin Bubb."
Bibendum Wine Co.
"Dark red in colour, the palate shows dark plum and aniseed notes infused with mountain herbs and hint of spice. A wonderful tannin structure make this a delicious vintage."