Rocky Valley Road
The road out the front of Rusden was a gravel track when I was a kid. In summer, the white sand would blow over it when the council grader hadn’t visited for a while, which made it a treacherous affair negotiating the sandhills and potholes on our treddlies from the top of Rocky Valley Road down the hill to the family farm. At the entry to our property we’ve established a small plot of Trousseau, we think it’s well suited to the alluvial sand and cooling afternoon breezes that make Vine Vale such a unique terroir.
Intense nose with lifted black fruit, star anise, eucalyptus and faint cedar tones. The palate is all black fruits with cherry, currants and some plum giving way to ‘Amaro’ type herbal qualities. Lovely acid line keeps the palate tight and long with dusty tannins to finish.