2022 Gentle Folk Blewitt Springs Grenache

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A majestic McLaren Vale Grenache in it's purest, most magical form. Only 90 dozen made.

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This is an incredible, energetic example of Grenache grown on the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs.

The Beltons treat this fruit from the Brini like it's a precious gem. It's fermented as whole bunches for four months before being pressed. That's a ridiculously long time to let Grenache hang out on skins. It does wonders for the tannin structure making this glide effortlessly through the mouth.

After pressing, Gareth sends this mostly to a terracotta egg for maturation, looking for the clearest expression of this great Grenache vineyard with little to no oak presence obfuscating the brightness of fruit.

It's right at the apex of how good and pristine Grenache can be from this part of the world. And it's incredibly limited. There were only 90 dozen made.

"High country Spanish grenache, comes to mind. So beautifully poised, fresh, pure feeling... Stellar expression of levity and energy. Wow stuff."
- 96 pts, Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Brini Vineyard

We say it each year, but the old bush vines grown in sand in the north-east section of McLaren Vales has to be one of the great places in the world to grow grapes, and this is one of the great vineyards. A long maceration followed by elevage in neutral terracotta and oak has resulted in a wine with purity, talcum like tannins and complex nose of crushed red current and cherries. It's still a baby and we can imagine this wine has a very long life ahead.

Vineyard: Brini, Blewitt Springs

Planted: 1940’s

Clones: Unknown

Elevation: 180m

Aspect: S

Soil: Loamy, deep sand, free draining soils with pebbled ironstone, quartz and shale content.

Vinification: An open top fermentation of whole bunches, foot stomped daily until the end of fermentation, when the lid was put on and sealed for three months. The free run was run to a terracotta egg and a 500L Austrian puncheon for 8 months.

Harvest date: 19 March 2022

Bottled: 19 March 2023

Alc: 13.9%

pH: 3.43

TA: 5.8 g/L

Production: 90 dozen

96 points - "High country Spanish grenache, comes to mind. So beautifully poised, fresh, pure feeling with a sheath of silty tannins that feel life giving to the wine. Succulent, spicy, red fruited and stippled with alpine herb and crushed rock granitic elements. Red fruited and yet savoury, exceptional length here of those characters too. Stellar expression of levity and energy. Wow stuff." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Gentle Folk

Gareth and Rainbo Belton are the Gentle Folks, both in name and in sensibility. They are gentle, soulful people, both originally seaweed experts, who turned their hands to farming grapes with an organic and sustainable approach. Today they are crafting some of the most legitimately exciting and exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the Adelaide Hills and are firmly rooted in the upper echelon of Australia's lo-fi wine scene.

Their wines cover multiple sub-regions across the Adelaide Hills. There are no additions during the winemaking process, save for a splash of SO2 at bottling to keep the wines pristine as they travel from the Beltons' home to yours. The worlds of fine wine and natural wine collide in the Gentle Folk range. They are beautiful people making increasingly breathtaking wines that you definitely want to check out.

Gareth Belton in one of his vineyards - Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA Gentle Folk

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