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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2015 Westgate Vineyard Marsanne Roussanne Viognier

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Grown at Westgate Vineyard, site of some of our best Shiraz grapes. We convinced the owner to pull out cabernet and plant 3 rows of Marsanne and one each of Roussanne and Viognier. Crazily, it is the only Marsanne and Roussanne in the region. 2015 is only the sixth vintage of this wine, and again all varieties were picked and pressed together, settled overnight and then racked to and allowed to ferment with wild yeasts in very old French puncheons and barriques. The wine was allowed to complete malolactic fermentation, which I think makes the wine more vinous, delicate and less fruity. Almost paradoxically the malo contributes to the ‘transparency’ and ‘unforced’ feel of the wine without sacrificing line. It is held on gross lees for a full 11 months, and is neither cold stabilised nor fined in any way. It’s a mellifluous, light to mid-weight style with a gentle grip to close. Delicious young but should be great at 5 years. Despite my fears in 2007 that this type of blend would be a commercial disaster, it is now an eagerly awaited wine that seems to sell out quickly!

– Vine age 8yrs
– 12.9% alc.
– pH 3.41
– Total acidity 5.25g/l
– 212 dozen produced.

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