Gentle Folk Rainbow Juice
PRODUCER: A love of wine, food and growing things eventually led Gareth and Rainbo away from a vastly different background involving scuba gear and seaweed. Their winery is situated in the Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills where they try to intervene as little as possible in the growing and making of the wines. They farm a number of small parcels in Basket Range, Forest Range and Ashton. They don’t like to define their styles or wine making techniques, just make wine in the way they feel is right for the grapes and season and most importantly, with maximum drinkability and enjoyment in mind.
WINEMAKING: A blend of 23 varieties from around the Basket and Forest Range areas of Adelaide Hills. A mixture of organic, biodynamic and nothing-added farming. Manually harvested, co-fermented grapes for 2 weeks. Gently pressed into old French barriques. All indigenous yeasts used. Four months spent in oak before racking and two months resting in tank before bottling. No filtration and no fining.
TASTING NOTES: A breezy wine, wild and untamed. It screams sunshine and good vibes. Somewhere between a red and a white, but certainly not Rosé, it is spritely and brimming with just-ripe raspberry and cinnamon spice. It’s playful and refreshing and loves a bit of a chill.