Vital. Bright. Delicious. You win.
About The Wine
Gareth Belton continues to refine the style of his Gentle Folk wines, the quality of the whole range growing instep with his understanding of his vineyards and winemaking technique.
This is, in all likelihood, his finest Chardonnay to date. Only two 500L barrels were made. The fruit was picked in the wee hours of the morning, then after gentle pressing, the juice hangs out in oak for 10 months before release.
The winemaking philosophy in the Gentle Folk cellar is less is more. Here it yields fantastic results.
With 94 points from Mike Bennie, this is a fantastic example of how the 'natural' wine movement can indeed produce profound and complex wines of clarity and precision.
About Gentle Folk
Deep in the rolling vineyards of the Basket Range in the Adelaide Hills lives Gareth and Rainbo Belton.
They are two of the country's leading experts in seaweed who caught the wine bug a few years ago and now run a winery making small batches of fun and creative wines with their friends in the Basket range.
Gareth farms their three vineyards himself. He works organically in the vineyard and with little to no additions in the winery. The Gentle Folk wines have an energy and style all their own.
Made for drinking with friends and family, these are clean, unpretentious and delicious wines built for fun times. Get involved and be Gentle with each other.