Rusden Driftsand GSM 2020

Carignan ,  Cinsault ,  Counnoise ,  Grenache / Garnacha ,  Mouverdre / Mataro / Monastrell ,  Shiraz / Syrah
Rusden, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Australia)
14.0 % ABV (750 ml)
RM 120.00
  • Sweetness
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Tannins
  • Finish

Dry, body medium-plus, acidic, medium tannin, finish medium-plus


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.
  • Estate grown from Rusden’s vineyards in Vine Vale Eastern Barossa Valley Floor
  • Grenache 41% / Shiraz 41% / Mataro 6% / Counnoise 6% / Cinsault 3% / Carignan 3%, hand-picked fruit
  • Small batch fermentation in open fermenters
  • Oak treatment: 18 months seasoned French oak and Stainless
  • Soil: Deep sand over red clay

Tasting Notes

Full spectrum of aromatics with red fruits, some florals and underlying spice, most notably anise. Soft, juicy palate shows the concentration of a warm vintage with red currants, hints of cherry and a spice laden finish. Silk like texture, soft, subtle and so damn drinkable.

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