Rusden Full Circle Mataro 2009
I've got to say, the 04 and 05 Full Circle caused the biggest stir since the release of the 1998 Black Guts. The 09 delivers in every way fans expect, and still holds its place as the dark side of the family.
"From one of the unsung heroes of the Barossa Valley comes this single-vineyard mataro that is seductively savoury and beautifully balanced. A million miles away from some of the Barossa blockbusters in style, this is a wine that can confidently be savoured over several days (it was just as fresh on day three as when it was opened). It's a fruit-driven wine with 14% alcohol with a decidedly perky, spicy nose and plenty of length on the palate. Impressive". Wine of the Week Winsor Dobin.
Take 40 acres of Vine Vale driftsand in the heart of the Barossa Valley; generations of grape growing experience; small quantities of selected fruit from old vine stocks of Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Zinfandel and Chenin Blanc, fully ripened in the reliable Barossa climate; combine with the passionate attention to detail of on-site, hand-crafted winemaking methods and the results are RUSDEN'S intense, luscious reds and one complex, aromatic white, which we expect will challenge you to look at the Barossa Valley through the microscope and examine the factors that make each small vineyard different in the place we know as home. We believe that Vine Vale is the most versatile and consistent grape growing district on the Barossa Valley floor.