Vin de Sofa 2019
A Wine That
in the makers’ words - is a “no-bullshit wine.” A blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, this is a super-light red wine that has a floral twist, kind of like those fancy deserts that have flower petals in them. It’s a wine that heightens energy and brings laughter: a wine for reunions amongst friends, by the bucketload.
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- Winemaker: Gentle Folk
Where and How?
This is a blend of organically farmed Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from the Scary Gully Vineyard in Forest Range, Adelaide Hills. In the Gareth & Rainbo’s words,
“Scary Gully is a powerful site in terms of wine style, and to be able to produce a light easy drinking red has been a journey in winemaking and farming. The use of semi-carbonic allows us to ‘infuse’ flavours from the grapes as opposed to extract them through pigeage or pumpovers, and thus, keep the wine as delicate as possible. The use of whole bunches also helps to elevate the pH and soften out the wine even though we pick the grapes super early and with some serious acid. Although we try to make the wine as fun as possible, it is a no bullshit wine that pays homage to Pinot and a great site. Enjoy.”
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.