The Story Wines
Pinot Noir 2018
Whitlands, Victoria

$30.00

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Style: Red: Light, red fruit and plenty of spice.

Producer: The Story Wines

Region: Whitlands, Victoria

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Deep red volcanic

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old French oak

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Rory has sourced fruit from the Croucher Vineyard at Whitlands for a number of years and in 2018 the opportunity presented itself to get some of their prized Pinot Noir. Wonderful lift and fragrance. Red and purple fruits combine with florals, lavender and rose, spice and earth. Great complexity. The palate is free flowing with a touch of tannin holding the shape.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

The Story Wines

​The Story Wines was established in 2004 by Rory Lane, selecting grapes from small, older vineyards in the Grampians region of Western Victoria. Rory's story isn't the classic one. He wasn't born into a wine family, he didn't make a small fortune in other business before turning his eye to wine, but rather he started small, with fruit from regions he was most passionate about and transported them to a small suburban winery on the outskirts of Melbourne. In a short time Rory has built a reputation for producing soulful wines, that speak of there regions, they aren't over handled and across the range you see a consistent theme of freshness, balance and drinkability.

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Review

Style: Red: Light, red fruit and plenty of spice.

Producer: The Story Wines

Region: Whitlands, Victoria

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Deep red volcanic

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old French oak

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Rory has sourced fruit from the Croucher Vineyard at Whitlands for a number of years and in 2018 the opportunity presented itself to get some of their prized Pinot Noir. Wonderful lift and fragrance. Red and purple fruits combine with florals, lavender and rose, spice and earth. Great complexity. The palate is free flowing with a touch of tannin holding the shape.

Sebastian Crowther MS