2022 The Story Super G Grenache Syrah Mourvedre

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The Story |Grampians |Grenache Blend
A lighter shade of GSM from the Grampians, a nice juicy alternative to the richer Aussie styles.

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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.

95 points
"It's not heavy but it's so wild with spice and so generally captivating that it's hard to put it down. This is a cracker of a wine."
- Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

Super G is our 'Rhoney' nod to super tuscans, playing with varieties generally not seen in a region dominated by one variety. The Grampians is planted to over 80% Shiraz/Syrah, and we have access to some of the only Grenache and Mourvedre vineyards in the region.

Grenache from Arrawatta Vineyard at low elevation just south of Great Western, a little more Grenache from our own Moyston Hills in the south (about half a tonne) and Mourvedre from our Moyston Hills vineyard as well.

The Syrah component is this year from Moyston Hills, adding more pepper than usual. Grenache and Mourvedre are destemmed and Syrah is fermented with some whole bunches, so that the final cuvee is around 10% whole bunches this year. Natural ferments and around 3 weeks on skins with pump overs every second day. We generally use an 'infusion' style, restricting manual manipulation of the cap to the bare minimum. From there the wine spends 8 months only in a combination of old puncheons, 1000lt oak vat and a couple of older french hogsheads.

A fine, cool vintage not dissimilar in heat and rain to 21, but seemingly more red fruited, more tannin complexity and more rotundone. It will take a little longer to unfurl, but should be a very classy medium term wine.

95 points - "It's not heavy but it's so wild with spice and so generally captivating that it's hard to put it down. This is a cracker of a wine. Red and blue berried fruit flavours, black pepper notes, a mezcal aspect and flings of roasted nuts. It's ripe and robust, in a mid-weight way, but the real key here is that it's aflame with roasted spice/pepper notes." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Story

Rory Lane, the main man at The Story, didn't have an entirely conventional path to the wine world. With a degree in ancient Greek tragedy, comparative literature, and politics, he stumbled into winemaking and found he had more than a knack for it.

Since 2004, he's been tinkering with predominantly Rhône varieties in the Grampians, turning out some unique expressions from this Shiraz-heavy region. His winery is located in the city suburbs of Melbourne, not your typical winery setting, but it suits him down to a tee.

Rory's winemaking philosophy is to keep it relatively simple and hands-off. Grapes arrive, get gently processed, and then are left to their own devices with minimal interference. No additives, no excessive tinkering. Just good, solid, classic winemaking producing some exceptional value wines.

Winemaker Rory Lane The Story

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