Gentle Folk Wine - Village Pinot Noir

Gentle Folk Wine - Village Pinot Noir

A blend of all Gentle Folk estate plots that don’t go into their single vineyards. Norton Summit (60%), Little Creek (15%), Picadilly (10%), and Scary Gully (15%) 

Method: Mostly 100% whole cluster open-top fermentation, but the blend includes some destemmed and 50% whole bunch fermentation barrels. 8 months in French oak barriques and puncheons, 10% new. Bottled under DIAM cork and sealed with wax.

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.

light and youthful with wonderfully integrated silky tannins and acidity.

Pizza, Beef Kabob, Lamb Pizza

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

light and youthful with wonderfully integrated silky tannins and acidity.

Pairings 

Pizza, Beef Kabob, Lamb Pizza