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2017 Gentle Folk Forest Range Chardonnay

Basket Range, SA

Brand new addition to the Gentle Folk range. Knockout small batch Chardonnay from Gareth Belton!

$49.00

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Vital. Bright. Delicious. You win.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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.

Gentle Folk main man, Gareth Belton
Gentle Folk main man, Gareth Belton
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills
Additional Info

From The Producer

This is the first year we have chosen to release a Forest Range Chardonnay and we could not be happier. Cold grapes were picked early in the morning and gently pressed, settled overnight, and then sent to two 500L French barrels for fermentation and elevage for 10 months. The wine was racked, settled and bottled in February 2018 without fining or filtration. 

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 105 dozen

The Scary Gully vineyard
The Scary Gully vineyard
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Gareth Belton really fine tuning the winemaking and viticulture with latest releases, and resulting wines are testimony. Chardonnays are outstanding.Faint toast notes, honeycomb, fino sherry, ripe lemon. Pretty perfume. Lemon balm and lemon barley sugar water, but not sweet, set amongst juicy texture and coursing with great vitality of saline-crisp acidity and a charge of minerally stuff. Lots of flavour, slosh of joyous chardonnay fruit. Vital. Bright. Delicious. You win." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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