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2021 Gentle Folk Village Pinot Noir

Adelaide Hills, SA

The easy-drinking Sunday-sesh Pinot from Gareth and Rainbo. Though it is perhaps more complex than that implies!

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$40.00

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Fragrant and firm, a vin de garde kind of wine that speaks of a maturing, considered winemaker and a desire to produce wines of significance.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Village Pinot Noir comes from Gareth and Rainbo's Monomeith, Little Creek, Scary Gully and Piccadilly vineyards in the Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills.

It's a lighter, more smashable style of Pinot Noir, the perfect thing to slosh around in tumblers with a slight chill to take in a Sunday afternoon.

It's Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir with no bells and whistles, just good honest wine made to be shared with friends and loved ones.

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.

Gareth in one of his Adelaide Hills vineyards
Gareth in one of his Adelaide Hills vineyards
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

A blend of all our estate vineyards plus the Wilsmore vineyard in Piccadilly, this release is light and youthful with wonderfully integrated silky tannins, structure and acidity...perfect for pairing with nearly anything on the lunch and dinner table.

Vinification: 20% whole cluster open top fermentation for three weeks, but the blend includes some shorter macerated100%-whole-bunch fermentation barrels. Eight months in French oak barriques and puncheons, 10% new.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Serious pinot noir, structured, architectural, flowing, yes but tannin and acidity are the stars. Dark cherry scents and flavours, a bit of undergrowth and graphite minerality in play. Fragrant and firm, a vin de garde kind of wine that speaks of a maturing, considered winemaker and a desire to produce wines of significance. Oh, and it tastes great. Real great. Give it a decent for an hour or two, if drinking in the next few years." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Best Pinot

Incredible. All the senses were ignited. Such a deep and rich drop from first to final tasting was perfect, yet can still fall into the category of a light pinot. Ultimate silky finish.

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Beautiful and fruity

Love, full of fresh fruit and on the lighter side of the Gentle Folk wines I’ve tried.

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