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.

2019 Grampians Grenache

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The second of our Grampians Grenache wines to be released. It should have been our third however the 2018 vintage was completely destroyed by the frost of late 2017, which was the worst for decades around Great Western. Such is farming. This year however, the vineyard owned by Paul Dakis had grown that little bit older and handled the weather well. It is a lower elevation, warmer site on a gentle northeasterly facing slope just south of Great Western. I am convinced that Grenache can do very well on the right site in the Grampians, and should get ripe with a good long hang time. The 2019 year was warm but not overly hot, and yields were moderate. The harvest was in very late March, when we decided the birds were getting to hungry to delay any further. Winemaking was simple: all destemmed, a natural, three week fermentation on skins then maturation in 1000lt old oak vats and old 500lt puncheons for seven months. It is light, pure and delicious. Grampians Pinot, if you like.

– Vine age: 5 years
– 13.3% alc. pH 3.58
– Total Acidity 5.8g/l
– 330 dozen produced

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