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.

2011 Garden Gully Vineyard Grampians Shiraz

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The ancient Garden Gully vineyard was harvested in great condition, with a moderate crop and good natural acidity. fermented in open puncheons this wine is a blend of the best barrels from the 1.5 tonnes received.  All ferments used indigenous yeasts and bacteria, with approximately 30% whole bunches, toned down from previous years because of the cool season to avoid excessive herbal characters. The wine was raised for 12 months in French oak barriques, 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
– 13.5% alc. pH 3.52
– Total Acidity 6.7g/l
– 88 dozen produced

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