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2019 Gentle Folk Little Creek Pinot Noir

Basket Range, SA

The lighter, more fragrant of the three brilliant 2019 Pinot Noirs from Gareth & Rainbo Belton.

$60.00

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Fantastic, lithe, tense expression.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Three excellent sub-regional Pinot Noirs in Gareth and Rainbo's stable this year, with this, the Little Creek from Norton Summit, the lighter, more pixie-like of the trio.

As with the other two Pinots, this was made with 100% whole bunches and about a quarter of the oak barrels used were new.

The difference between the wines comes purely from the vineyard: in this case, with the soils a mix of clay, sandstone, schist and quartz rubble, a more ethereal, perfumed expression of Pinot Noir has emerged.

It's an intoxicating wine and will only be available for a limited time.

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

Vineyard: Little Creek, Norton Summit, Adelaide Hills Planted: 1987 & 1990 Clones: MV6, D5V12, Wadensville, Martini Elevation: 505m Aspect: NNE & SW Soils: Light loamy clay over sandstone with extensive schist and quartz rubble Farming: Organic with some biodynamic practices, dry grown. Vinification: 100% whole cluster open top fermentation, 11 months in French and Austrian oak barriques and puncheons of which 25% were new.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Gareth in the cellar
Gareth in the cellar
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"This is excellent pinot noir. Tightly coiled, shaped with Italianate tannins that rip and pucker, sprigs of dried herb in rose hip tea with a splash of cranberry and pomegranate juice. It feels cool and composed, perfumed but not just pretty with scents that feel savoury, elemental and more ‘tasting fruit in vineyard’ than ‘eating fruit off a plate’. Fantastic, lithe, tense expression." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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