Gentle Folk Rainbow Juice
Region: Adelaide Hills
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer
Gareth and Rainbo Belton of Gentle Folk are two of the pioneers on natural winemaking in Australia, creating fun but deceptively complex wines in Basket Range, Adelaide Hills. This is a region notable for progressive winemaking - Anton Van Klopper and Jauma are also based here - and each year the wines gain in character as both winemakers and vines get another vintage under their belt. Viticulture is organic with some biodynamic preparations and a low intervention approach in the cellar.
Quite a change up for 2021, this year's Rainbow Juice is mainly Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer co-fermented on skins before blending with a little Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Exquisitely perfumed floral aromatics with roaring acidity and sweet berry fruit from the Syrah.