Summertown Blanc 2019
A Wine That
in the makers’ words - “We hope many bottles of this wine will be drunk at the park and beach over summer.” Well, that’s what we’ve been doing! This is everything you want from a Sauv B: crisp, cooling and refreshing but with a little extra ‘oomph. A wine for citrus lovers.
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- Winemaker: Gentle Folk
Where and How?
This is organically farmed fruit from the Adelaide Hills: a new vineyard added to the Gentle Folk stable in 2019. In their words,
“The Cottell family vineyard is a 1.1ha block of relatively old vines in the very beautiful Summertown/ Ashton valley that is home to many a great vineyard. The northerly aspect allows the fruit to ripen fully and leave behind many of the less desirable Sauvignon characters. It’s a generous and full-bodied wine with great depth and character which still holds a great acid line that we get in Sauvignon Blanc grown in cooler sites.”
The wine fermented naturally and was bottled unfined, unfiltered, with just a 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.