Gentle Folk Blossoms Pinot Noir 2018

Gentle Folk Blossoms Pinot Noir2018

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Vibrant, lively and fruit driven, this Pinot Noir is bursting with flavour. Whole bunch pressed, with a fresh acid structure, this expressive and juicy wine is highly smashable and will make you want to dance.

Why we love it: 

It's one of the hit wines of 2018!

Drink with: 

Sweet chilli salmon.

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Adelaide Hills
Blend Info.
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol by Vol.
Bottle Vol.
Serving Temp.
12 - 17°


Gentle Folk

Gareth Benton, from Gentle Folk Wines, began his winemaking career via a pretty unexpected route. It was during his time training as a marine biologist, as well as enrolling for a PhD researching seaweed, that he met winemaker James Erskine, from Jauma Wines. Mid-vintage, Gareth was encouraged by James to produce his own barrel of wine, and it seems he caught the wine bug. He thus turned his back on his PhD (‘no one wants to pay you to go diving and bring back seaweed’, he said), and rather than studying wine, he decided to learn all about it through experiential hands-on experience. In addition to James Erskine, Gareth was helped along by Taras Ochota and Anton von Klopper, two “superstar” winemakers who also happen to live in the Adelaide Hills region. For the first few years, Gareth bought his fruit from a variety of local growers, until a vineyard in Forest Range came up for sale. It is this vineyard, called Scary Gully, from which he now derives much of his fruit for his diverse collection of wines. Over the course of a couple of years, Gentle Folk Wines has emerged as one of Australia’s hugely successful wine labels and vineyards.

Gentle Folk offers a wide range of wines, with a particular focus on their production of Pinot Noir. Fruit, used for wine production, is sourced from Gareth’s own Scary Gully, as well as other vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. The two premium drops are: the Father’s Milk Pinot Noir, made to celebrate the birth of Gareth’s and Taras’ new children, from a very rare pinot noir clone called Geisenheim 18; and the Scary Gully Pinot Noir, a mix of three clones that delivers a refined and powerful wine. One of the most popular wines, Positive Vibration, was made in the style of a Beaujolais nouveau (light and very fruity), with a mix of pinot noir and gewürztraminer.

Check out Gentle Folk’s website for more information on their range.


South Australia

A behemoth of a state, South Australia is responsible for over 50% of Australia's wine production. With the first known planting here taking place in 1836, local vintners have had time to truly perfect their art. In fact, SA is also home to some of the oldest Shiraz vines on the planet, with around 38% of SA’s old vines being Shiraz.

Such a large area means that the terrain, climate and soil profiles vary immensely between regions, allowing for a vast array of varieties to thrive. Some of South Australia's premier wine regions include; Barossa Valley, Mclaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and the Adelaide hills. Such a collection of prime wine regions has earned South Australia the grand title of Australia’s Wine Capital. But it doesn’t stop there, the prowess of SA wine producers mixed with fantastic growing conditions has garnered the state the privilege of being dubbed one of the 9 Great Wine Capitals of the World.

Towards the end of the 19th century, Europe was ravaged by an outbreak of Phylloxera, an aphid that injects a venom into the root of the vine while sucking out sap. The effect of the outbreak vastly influenced the global market. For example, France’s wine output decreased by over 40%, with the whole ordeal costing the country over 10 billion francs. Luckily for all, the grand ‘down-under’ remained a wine wonder, as the blight couldn’t take flight and reach the far away lands.