2022 Gentle Folk Village Riesling

A complex, textural off-dry Riesling from the Adelaide Hills. Cool, mineral-charged and gently phenolic. Great stuff from the Beltons.

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This wine has been a long labour of love for Gareth and Rainbo Belton.

It's been one of those wines that's been hard to nail down. Birds, rain, something always foiling their plans at the last moment before picking... but thankfully this year, it all came together!

Taking bright and bouncy fruit from the Scary Gully vineyard, they get pressed as whole clusters and left to settle until being racked to do their thing in terracotta eggs for nine months.

It's right in the zone. Enough ripeness, enough acidity to balance out the residual sugar, enough grippy, powdery mouthfeel to lend some interest and framework to the wine.

We love riesling, simple. We also love off-dry riesling and this is our first version of it. We love it as its really bloody delicious.
Vinification: 100% whole cluster pressed and settled in tank overnight. Racked to terracotta egg for nine months.

Region: Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA
Blend: Riesling (100%)
ABV: 10.40%
Closure: 750ml
Bottle Size:

94 Points - "Oof. Yes. Lush and bright, lime zest and pink grapefruit with mandarin and licks of faint wild honey. It’s oh so fragrant and fresh feeling, a lovely slickness to texture and a fine crunch to finish long after each sip. Very well balanced, very well judged in fruit, sweetness and acid tang. It feels so gulpable and dangerously drinkable, with nods in the direction of best off-drys going around generally. Goodness." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

93 Points - "Grown on the elevated (620m) Scary Gully vineyard, 28 g/L RS and matured in a ceramic egg. 166 dozen made. The lime flavours here are concentrated and direct but it's the grapey sweetness, so well balanced, that gives the wine a softness, and an immense drinkability. The flavours and the mouthfeel are gorgeous plus." - Campbell Mattinson (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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