Suggested food matches:
Mixed sushi platter
Grilled cheese sandwich with side of kimchi
Green papaya salad
Try it with:
NB: Su Scott (@babaganuj) makes small batches of the most delicious kimchi in the world at her home in West London and is able to ship nationwide. They sell out instantly so keep a close eye on her IG account for the next batch. You will be hooked.
Gentle Folk, Cloud Riesling 2019
Adelaide Hills, Australia
Grape: 100% Riesling
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.
The Adelaide Hills is Australia's most vibrant cool climate wine region. With over 90 wine labels and 50 cellar doors, it is acknowledged internationally for its distinctive premium wines, viticulture and stunning scenery.
The region is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges east of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Stretching in a narrow band approximately 70km long, the highest vineyards are sited between 600-650 metres altitude in areas such as Crafers, Summertown, Piccadilly and Carey Gully.
The Adelaide Hills is one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia, and amongst the most diverse in terms of climate, soil and topography. The region consists of two registered sub-regions, Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley.
Elevation results in cooler temperatures as, for every 100 metres increase in height, the temperature drops by roughly 0.5°C. This is particularly important at night in the final stages of ripening when colour and flavour compounds are enhanced by cool conditions. Elevation also results in higher rainfall.Large quartz and schist stones in clay. Some exposed sandstone. A site at 620m altitude, on a steep SW facing slope in Scary Gully. Called Clouds as it is in the clouds every morning during harvest.
Whole bunch pressed
Fermented in large oak barrel puncheons (500L)
Pressing/maceration – horizontal bag press, slow and long. Pressings separated.
Indigenous yeast used for fermentation at ambient temperature
Nature of maturation – aged in puncheons on gross lees
Undergoes full malolactic fermentation
No filtration or fining