Gentle Folk Vin de Sofa Magnum 2022
Gareth and Rainbo Belton hung up the scuba gear in 2015, leaving behind a prolific career in marine biology, studying all kinds of seaweed and algae, to pursue a life in wine, in the heart of the Basket Range, Adelaide Hills. Every vintage their story gets told in a more refined and elegant style, the wines shine through as insightful and refreshing postcards from the beautiful sites they lovingly tend to. They now look after three vineyards, all of which are farmed organically, with no additions to the wines bar a touch of sulphur at bottling.
Notes from GF:
If there's anything the joy of spring unleashes upon us, it's the ability to start chilling down our reds again. The Vin de Sofa is one such wine - mainly Gamay but also has Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Sangiovese. Bursting with all the red fruits you'd expect from that combination of grapes, but with a crunchy bone dry finish.
The wine underwent full malolactic fermentation but is unfined and unfiltered – to capture all that texture and vibrancy in every delicious drop.
Region: Adelaide Hills