The Story Wines Westgate Blanc 2013, Grampians, VIC

The Story Westgate Vineyard Blanc Marsanne Roussanne Viognier 2013 Grampians VIC Simple Palates Seriously

$28 direct from winery. This is the other white in the portfolio. A Rhon-esque blend of Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier grown at the Westgate Vineyard, site of their best Shiraz grapes. The 3 rows of Marsanne and 1 each of Roussanne and Viognier were planted down after convincing the owner to sacrifice Cabernet Sauvignon. It is the only Marsanne and Roussanne in the region, so this wine is a novelty in that regard. The pressings undergo wild yeast fermentation in older French barriques, and stay on lees for 12 months.

Clear pale clarified butter yellow, it’s got a pretty, expressive nose, with a richer exotic touch imparted by the Viognier. Light whisky citrus type of aromas, Pakenham pear, bees wax, subtle hints of raw crushed nuts, dried herb seeds. Sleek oily-like mouthfeel, rich fruit flavours backed by high acidity. Slightly weighty perhaps, but the fruit is robust, almost like poached pear drizzled with warm honey followed by a squeeze of sugared lemon syrup. I would certainly recommend this with a hot wood-fired pizza, rocket leaves and San Dianele prosciutto. Drink now. 87-88/100.

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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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2 Responses to The Story Wines Westgate Blanc 2013, Grampians, VIC

  1. rachel says:

    Love your description and pairing idea!

  2. Pingback: What’s the Story, Rory Morning Glory? The Story Wines | Simple Palates, Seriously

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