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.

2012 The Story 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. 2012 is only the third 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 older French barriques. This year the wine was allowed to complete malolactic fermentation, which has added further texture and width without sacrificing line. It’s a floral, mid weight style with intensity and gentle grip to close. Delicious young but should be great at 5 years.

– Vine Age: approx 6 years
– 13.5% alc.pH 3.35
– Total Acidity 6.1g/l
– 170 dozen produced

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