Rusden Christian Chenin Blanc 2020

AT FIRST SIP-Tropical galore with fresh guava, pineapple rockmelon and mango sliced through some citrus undertones. Love seeing the power of Chenin on the palate with a wide berth of unripe quince, lemon myrtle and green pear flavour. High acidity is focused throughout, making the decision for the second glass a no brainer. AFTER A FEW-Chenin Blanc carnival with this dancing fruit.

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AT FIRST SIP-Tropical galore with fresh guava, pineapple rockmelon and mango sliced through some citrus undertones. Love seeing the power of Chenin on the palate with a wide berth of unripe quince, lemon myrtle and green pear flavour. High acidity is focused throughout, making the decision for the second glass a no brainer. AFTER A FEW-Chenin Blanc carnival with this dancing fruit.

About This Wine

Chenin Blanc from Rusden's own vineyard in Vine Vale, Barossa Valley. The Chenin Blanc was hand-picked before going into seasoned barrels for fermentation. To build further texture, the wine was aged for 6 months in barrel on lees as well. 

 

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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. 

That little plot, known as Vine Vale, may just be one of the most versatile and consistent grape growing districts on the Barossa’s prized valley floor.  These enviable soils bear a great resemblance to those at the hallowed Château Rayas in Châteauneuf-du-Pape (albeit without the stones). The clay helps with water retention which has allowed the vines to survive even the most brutal of the Barossa’s droughts.

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.

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