Gentle Folk Wine - Rainbow Juice (2020)
Gentle Folk Wine - Rainbow Juice (2020)

Gentle Folk Wine - Rainbow Juice (2020)

“This cuvée originally started with a small vineyard in Basket Range planted to 21 varieties, but over time morphed into a medley of bits and pieces from all our vineyards and colors, hence…Rainbow Juice… Red varieties are direct pressed into rosé and the juice poured into a vat with the white varieties (de-stemmed) and then the vat is sealed up and left. So easy to drink. Straw, anyone?”

Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc dominant + Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Syrah and Gewürztraminer

Vinification Method Rolling maceration of the white varieties on skins for three weeks; grapes are added to the ferment as they arrive at the winery. Red pressings are then added to give the wine a little bit of pink.

Protip: Let it breathe for a few hours before enjoying.

Originally from South Africa, Gareth has now lived in Australia for over 20 years. Finding his place in the Adelaide Hills, he quickly fell in love with the people and climate. A far cry from the inside of laboratories and lecture theatres where he was once was a marine scientist, Gareth enjoys being outside and using his hands so the life of a winegrower was far more appealing. Biodynamic viticulture and a light touch in the winery are the standard operating procedure for Gareth, but it is the sense of being effortlessly constructed, without feeling like they are manipulated in any way, that are the hallmarks of all the Gentle Folk wines.

Always balanced, structured, and complete,as Gareth notes, the different microclimates of the area allow for very different wines from his various vineyards. Gareth farms 7.5 hectares across 5 different sites in the Piccadilly Valley of the Adelaide Hills and produces approximately 3500 cases per year.

Full-bodied and rich, yet the perfect pitch of fruit – sweetness, aromatics, and acid.

The Sun, The Park, Frens

About the Winemaker

Originally from South Africa, Gareth has now lived in Australia for over 20 years. Finding his place in the Adelaide Hills, he quickly fell in love with the people and climate. A far cry from the inside of laboratories and lecture theatres where he was once was a marine scientist, Gareth enjoys being outside and using his hands so the life of a winegrower was far more appealing. Biodynamic viticulture and a light touch in the winery are the standard operating procedure for Gareth, but it is the sense of being effortlessly constructed, without feeling like they are manipulated in any way, that are the hallmarks of all the Gentle Folk wines.

Always balanced, structured, and complete,as Gareth notes, the different microclimates of the area allow for very different wines from his various vineyards. Gareth farms 7.5 hectares across 5 different sites in the Piccadilly Valley of the Adelaide Hills and produces approximately 3500 cases per year.

Tasting Notes

Full-bodied and rich, yet the perfect pitch of fruit – sweetness, aromatics, and acid.

Pairings 

The Sun, The Park, Frens