2022 Gentle Folk Rainbow Juice12733
WINEMAKER: Gareth & Rainbo Belton
REGION: Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA
VARIETAL: Field Blend
Rainbow Juice is predominately Pinot Gris but includes a decent whack of Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat Gordo Blanco. With the addition of smaller amounts of Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Riesling and Grenache, this combination displays darker fruits than in previous vintages but is nothing short of spectacular. There are crunchy phenolics and bone dry acidity that will have you seeking out the nearest charcuterie board. The wine was filtered to increase brightness in the colour but with no fining so as not to lose its essence and underwent full malo.
Gareth is a former marine biologist who was born in South Africa and settled in South Australia as a teenager thanks to a tennis scholarship. After working vintage with James Erskine (Jauma), Gareth began to make his own wine from 2013 with his partner Rainbo.