Rusden Driftsand 2017

Cinsault ,  Grenache / Garnacha ,  Mouverdre / Mataro / Monastrell ,  Shiraz / Syrah
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
14.5 % ABV (750 ml)
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Tannins
  • Finish

Dry, body medium-plus, very high acidity, slightly tannic, long finish
~ There's a lot going on here. Punches way above its weight

Winemaker's Notes

The great ‘All-rounder’… spicy, savoury, generous fruit. On the nose there’s loads of rich fruit characters and the gentle spice gives the wine a savoury edge. The palate is medium-bodied with sour cherry, apricot & some dark berry fruit. Ultra slurpable, a classic GSM style fit for any table. Lovely finish with gentle tannin and good length. 43% Grenache / 38% Shiraz / 11% Mataro / 8% Cinsault

What's On The Bottle

On our vineyard in the seventies, 80 year old Grenache and Shiraz bush vines were pushed out to make way for mechanised grape production. At the direction of the large companies at the time, the cleared land was replanted with high yielding white varieties to fulfil demand in the bulk market. Twenty years later, out of respect and as a tribute to the hard work and wisdom of the early German pioneers who planted the bush vines, Mum, Dad and I spent many late spring months on our knees, grafting the twenty five year old vines back to their original varieties. Grenache was traditionally planted to make fortified but these days I like to use it in this age-old blend of Grenache and Shiraz.

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