The Story Wines 2016 Grenache (750ml)

Style: Grenache

Region: Riverlands, SA

Vintage:  2016

Our second Grenache release, this time from the often unheralded Riverland region of South Australia. Sounds a little odd for us, but the vineyard is 60+year old bush vines and grown by Ricca Terra Farms, a cracker-jack grape grower responsible for re-invigorating the Riverland and getting some great fruit out to a new breed of smaller winemakers (like me!). Plus Grenache loves the heat so I figured it would work well. My intention was to make a light, juicy and aromatic style – a drink-now wine for immediate pleasure. We added 30% whole bunches to the 3 tonne ferment, left it on skins for 3 weeks then pressed it to old oak vats and puncheons. No rackings and a December bottling to retain as much prettiness and aroma as possible.