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2020 The Story Super G Grenache Syrah Mourvedre

Grampians, Vic

A lighter shade of GSM from the Grampians, a nice juicy alternative to the richer Aussie styles.

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You can’t go wrong here.

Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front)

About This Wine

Pepper and spice and everything nice.. Not lyrics to a song (though they could be), rather a fairly apt description of this Victorian GSM, from the Rory who created the Story.

There is not a whole lot of Mourvedre in the Grampians, however Rory managed to get his hands on a really nice small parcel of fruit, that really rounds out this wine. While the Shiraz component brings the fruit and mid-palate heft here, it’s the interplay between the Grenache and Mourvedre that really makes this wine sing. Super pretty nose, a smoky spice element, that aforementioned mid-palate fruit, all lead to a fresh finish, enhanced by that cool-climate natural acidity.

This is a really nice alternative to the GSM wines we see from SA, a bit lighter in frame, fresher in feel, yet still with full-throttle flavour and aromatics.

About The Story

Established in 2004, The Story Wines is a boutique winery based in the suburbs of Melbourne, making wines from the Grampians and a collection of Victorian regions.

Rory Lane started making wine with no family background in the industry, and a questionably vocational degree in ancient Greek tragedy, comparative literature and politics. In wine he finally discovered the sciences, and found he actually enjoyed it! Since 2004 he has focused his energy on the Grampians and coaxing new expressions of the Rhône varieties from the Shiraz-dominant region.

Their unconventional origins are echoed in our production - our winery is located in the city suburbs rather than the rolling hills of wine country. Their winemaking emphasises acidity and freshness, attempting to achieve moderate alcohol levels and bright aromas. Once the grapes arrive at the winery, they are gently destemmed (or not) and moved by gravity to small open fermenters where they ferment with ambient yeasts and as few additions as possible. Many have no additions other than sulphur dioxide, and the reds are typically bottled without any fining or filtration. Simple, hands-off winemaking.

Winemaker Rory Lane
Winemaker Rory Lane
Bangholme, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Much like the Super Tuscans added Cabernet or Merlot or Syrah to their Sangiovese in the 1980s and 1990s to breathe new life into a traditional region, I think these blends can add something exciting to the power of classic Grampians Syrah/Shiraz. Super G has been the start of that voyage of discovery for us.

Blend : Grenache (42%), Shiraz (40%), Mourvedre (18%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Rory in the vineyard
Rory in the vineyard
Grampians, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"The flavours are spot on, so too the balance, so too the polish. Flavours of peanuts and red berries, twiggy/woodsy spice and Mezcal combine for quite delicious, interesting, characterful drinking. You can’t go wrong here. The flavours are right, the price is right, the wine is." Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front)

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