Village Pinot Noir 2019
A Wine That
has glimmers of sunshine merged with buckets of freshness, like the wine version of a blue-skied spring morning. With spice and a crunchy texture, this is elegant, juicy and moreish with savoury undertones. It might be juicy, but that doesn’t make it any less serious. This is a food wine - for dinner parties and chatting into the wee hours.
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- Winemaker: Gentle Folk
Where and How?
From organically farmed fruit in the Adelaide Hills, these Pinot Noirs were 100% whole bunch in 2019. Due to the small yields of the vintage, the Village wine is predominately fruit from the Scary Gully vineyard, but also includes some from Piccadilly, Little Creek and Norton Summit. The wine was fermented naturally and was aged in 225L and 500L barrels, with no new oak. 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.