Gestalt Rule of Thirds GSM 12pk 2018
Making wines they love to drink, Craig Turnbull and Anthony Pearce, have taken the knowledge they learnt working for others and throw it out the window with their joint venture Gestalt. Sourcing fruit from organic growers in the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, and Clare Valley, Anthony and Craig are producing contemporary wines with minimal intervention, and lots of care. Utilising unfashionable varietal such as Savagnin, and Petit Manseng, alongside more classical varietals of the regions such as Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Shiraz, and Mouverdre, they have crafted a fantastic range of blends and single vineyard wines, very much in the style of the new generation of Basket Range producers..
This has a lot of charisma, fleshiness, light young porty characters, some raisin notes and yet a cool undertow of crisp acidity and silty tannins too. It’s better with a chill and something on a plate as in isolation it shows a touch tired in a way, if not ripeness is a little maxed out in feel, but there’s something fun here too, and juiciness and dried fruit characters jostle well. Mike Bennie, The Wine Front