Rusden Chookshed 2016

Zinfandel / Primitivo
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
15.4 % ABV (750 ml)
RM 167.00
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Tannins
  • Finish

Dry, very full bodied, acidic, tannin medium-plus, very long finish
~ Be warned, this is a big wine. One for the true believers!

Winemaker's Notes

A complex nose of dried fruit, cedar box, vanilla and aniseed characters. A war chest of spice and red fruits, with generous lashings of oak. An absolute brute of a wine, and one for the true believers. It packs a punch but has the balance required to keep everyone intrigued.

What's On The Bottle

I vividly remember my cousin introducing me to Zinfandel and thinking, “wow, what a grape variety!” About a year later I stumbled across a couple of short rows which had been planted on one of our neighbour’s vineyards in the early seventies. After offering to prune the vines in exchange for a few cuttings, Mum, Dad and I grafted an old dry grown block of Trebbiano next to the chook shed, over to Zinfandel, putting them amongst the oldest Zinfandel vines around. Apart from its year in year out consistency, the biggest kick I get out of making the Zin every year is the look of surprise, and the wide eyed grins that follow on the faces of many of our loyal mailing list customers.

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