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.

2017 Port Campbell Pinot Noir

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From an obscure site capable of producing some very interesting wine due to its extreme climate. 15min inland from Port Campbell, home of the 12 apostles, is Newton’s Ridge Vineyard. It is a very small site planted from cuttings in 1998 to the MV6 clone of Pinot Noir, on brown and grey fertile loam soils over limestone bedrock. 2017 was a cold one, a return to vintages of 15 years ago, and true to form this cold site with high rainfall was marginal – and was only saved from mildews and botrytis by a neat window of warm weather right at the tail of harvest. a week later and it would have been toast. The wine is very delicate, but glossy, washy and very varietal. Vineyard character is undeniable,  strawberry, pippy fruit and spice spice. It was matured without racking in a mix of older French puncheons and barriques, for 9 months. Unfined and unfiltered, but unfortunately the last Pinot Noir the Story will release from this site as much of the vineyard has been pulled out to meet the changing needs of the owners. a great shame, but we know how hard it is growing grapes!

– Vine age 18 yrs.
– 13.0% alc.
– pH 3.58
– Total acidity 6.2g/l
– 260 dozen produced.

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