Rusden Driftsand Grenache Shiraz Mataro Cork

Rusden Driftsand GSM 2018

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Rusden is one of the most respected names in the Barossa Valley, which has built up a huge following in a relatively short period of time. Focussing on traditional Barossa varieties and blends, the limited production wines are quickly snapped up with each release.

This 2018 Rusden Driftsand GSM is another fantastic value Barossa blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, sealed under screwcap for this vintage, it is a medium-bodied, juicy, flavoursome Barossa red wine packages with raspberry, cherry cola, and maraschino cherry flavours. Gentle spice and a subtle hint of oak round out a superb value Barossa red that provides plenty of enjoyment in the short to medium term.

"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." - Rusden Wines.

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Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Rusden's focus is on traditional Barossa varieties and blends, however believing Australian wine is still in its infancy they are also happy to experiment with different varieties.

Located in Vine Vale on the Barossa Valley floor, the deep white sand over red clay provides what Rusden believe is the most versatile and consistent grape growing district in the region.

Rusden is a “vigneron” in the true sense of the word; growing the grapes, making and bottling the wine and selling the wine ourselves to our many and varied restaurant friends and loyal mail order customers.

The wines have a unique character with balance and structure; they are fruit driven to reflect the unique flavours in the wines of the particular site. The Rusden range of wines have an obvious house style because they are all made and grown the same way in the same soil, whilst almost being an honest representative of each vintage.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
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.

Very aromatic with loads of rich ‘fruit n spice’. Perfume, hints of florals from the Grenache. The palate is medium-bodied with raspberry, apricot & some dark berry fruit, the sweetness is well balanced by the spice. Lovely finish with gentle tannin and good length. A classic GSM style fit for any table. - Rusden Wines

Customer Reviews

Delicious Review by James N
One of our favourites in our household, plenty of flavour without being overdone on the oak or overly jammy. Approachable when young and great year round drinking. (Posted on 9/23/2019)

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