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.

2014 Westgate Vineyard Marasanne Roussanne Viognier

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Crazily, it is the only Marsanne and Roussanne in the region. 2014 is only the fifth 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, is neither cold stabilised nor fined in any way, then bottled with a single filtration in-line.

– Vine Age: 7 years
– 13.0% alc.pH3.47
– Total Acidity 5.6g/l
– 180 dozen produced

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