Rusden 'Christine's Vineyard' Grenache 2021


In 1979, a young couple purchased a rundown vineyard in the heart of Vine Vale in the Barossa. As it was a labour of love, Dennis Canute and sixth generation Barossa grape grower Christine refused to accept the tragic vine pull at the time. Instead, they decided to rejuvenate the old Shiraz and Grenache grandfather vines.

However, the now-famous Rusden name was only born in 1987 when they rejected having to supply their fruit to large companies that paid a pittance. As a disciple of Rockford’s Robert O’Callaghan, next-generation grower/winemaker Christian Canute is incredibly proud of this unique vineyard and makes sure its personality speaks clearly through each wine that bears the Rusden label.

"Growing up as a kid, I remember this as my Mum’s favourite block. It was the acre of vines she always saved for last. So, being special to her, it was the block I first started making into wine. My favourite wines come from Grenache grown on sandy soils the world over. Christine’s Vineyard lies in the heart of the deep Vine Vale sand resulting in a wine that is typically very aromatic, lifted and spicy and having been traditionally made is a very pure expression of the variety. It is the work horse of our region just like Mum’s generation of determined and resilient grape growers." Christian Canute - Owner/Winemaker

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