Clouds 2019 — Riesling
A Wine That
is named after the fact that the vineyard spends a lot of its time in the clouds. It’s a wine for slow weekends spent lazing with a good book or podcast, deenergizing from a busy week and letting your taste buds calm down your mind as you get hit by a fresh breeze of purity and crisp acidity.
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- Winemaker: Gentle Folk
Where and How?
This is organically farmed Riesling from the Adelaide Hills. In the makers’ words,
“Named after the fact the vineyard spends a lot of its time in the clouds, the 2019 Clouds is a wine with near perfect balance in our humble opinion. It has taken a few years to get to this point as it can be extremely difficult to get the fruit perfectly ripe before the rain or birds get the better of us. The small yield and warmer year in 2019 brought the ripening forward and the grapes were picked in March for the first time ever. Funnily enough it was also the first year we managed to get it through fermentation before Christmas. I think that these various factors have created a wine with much more purity in 2019 than previous releases yet the short time on skins still gives the wine a hint of texture and that classic lemon sherbet we see in Adelaide Hills Riesling.”
Fermented naturally and bottled unfined, unfiltered with just a tiny touch of sulphur.
From a PhD in green seaweed diversity, to researching and diving for seaweed in the northwest Pacific, somewhere along the way, Gareth and Rainbo Belton fell head-over-heels for the wines of the Adelaide Hills in Australia.
A tasting with some of the region’s well-known natural wine pioneers saw Gareth hooked, and before he knew it, he was up at 5am in a truck with James Erskine to go and harvest throughout the hills. He never looked back. Gentle Folk was born.
They are known for their smashable, moreish Rainbow Juice and Vin de Sofa, which took the natural wine world by storm. More recently, they’ve turned their sights to fine tuning their single vineyard Pinots and Chardonnays.
One dream still remains. To make the equivalent of lunchtime Chianti. It’s a dream that’s not too far off… and one that will collide with Vin de Sofa.