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2020 Gentle Folk Vin de Sofa

Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Merlot blended in perfect harmony. Couch times, good times, any times for this loveable slurpable red.

$32.00

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About

About The Wine

Gareth Belton is on the cutting edge of the natural winemaking movement. From the soil to the glass, every effort is taken by him and wife Rainbo to preserve the natural vitality of his organically grown fruit.

Here there's no additives, no fining. This is as un-doctored wine gets and it's a great thing to drink.

The Vin de Sofa is a pun on the French wine term Vin de Soif - "Soif means thirsty, sofa means chill". A wine of refreshment to drink anytime (sofa not necessary).

It's made from mainly whole bunch Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Take Gareth's advice and pop this in the fridge for half an hour before drinking, it really comes to life with a chill. This fun, creative wine should be enjoyed with friends in the sun.

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.

Winemaker Gareth Belton
Winemaker Gareth Belton
Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

A blend from various Adelaide Hills vineyards – Little Creek (Norton Summit), Scary Gully (Forest Range), Turnbull (Charleston) & Morialta (Norton Summit). The different varieties were fermented separately in 2020 due to a difference in ripening between sites. The Pinot noir was fermented as 100% whole bunch, pressed after 7 days and aged in neutral French barriques. The Pinot gris was direct pressed and fermented and aged in stainless steel. Merlot was all destemmed and spent 10 days on skins before being pressed and aged in stainless tanks. The wine was blended and bottled in August 2020. 7,920 bottles made.  

Blend : Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Merlot
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

A perfect day on the Scary Gully vineyard
A perfect day on the Scary Gully vineyard
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

The sweetest, most succulent forest fruits, boysenberries, raspberries and red liquorice. It zips through the mouth on a joyous mission to be consumed. The chill does wonders. So yum. So vital and fresh, insanely drinkable and the perfect wine for warmer months. - Different Drop Wine Team

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

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