The Story Wines is oddly located in a drab, southern suburb of Melbourne, Australia. There we receive grapes from some fabulous Grampians and Henty vineyards, and turn them into wine. Each vintage there is a new story to tell, and each year our label changes to reflect that story. Small budgets, small vineyards, engaging subjects.

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2010 Garden Gully Vineyard Grampians Shiraz

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A welcome, cooler year after prolonged drought saw harvest dates a week to two weeks behind, but more like long term averages. Increased rainfall meant larger canopies and crops, which needed management to deliver quality, but vines were not stressed and produced balanced flavours at lower sugar levels. The ancient Garden Gully vineyard was harvested in perfect condition, with a healthy crop and good natural acidity. We fermented in both open puncheons and open plastic fermenters, and this wine is a blend of the best barrels of both. All ferments used indigenous yeasts and bacteria, with approximately 50% whole bunches. The wine was raised for 12 months in French oak barriques and some hogsheads, 35% new. It shows delicacy, lightness and earth, supple tannins and silky texture, with a very savoury, long finish. Bottled with no fining and no filtration

– Vine age: approx 100 years
– 13.2% alc.pH3.72
– Total Acidity 5.6g/l
– 120 dozen produced

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