About The Wine
Brendan Keys tackles the Austrian variety Gruner Veltliner here with great success.
Gruner is thriving in the Adelaide Hills, with plenty of local producers starting to hero this great variety. Brendan has taken cues from the great Austrian producer, Knoll, for his interpretation.
Half the fruit was fermented in barrel, half fermented as whole bunches, then the wine was pressed and sent to ceramic egg to rest on lees before bottling. These winemaking choices have given the wine immense weight. A powerhouse Gruner has emerged.
This is superb drinking here and a unique look at this emerging variety.
About BK Wines
BK Wines is one of the poster boys of the modern artisan wine movement in the Adelaide Hills.
Owner/winemaker Brendan Keys is not afraid to do things differently. His wines are all from single vineyards (some biodynamically farmed), fermented with wild yeasts, unfined and unfiltered, with extended skin contact and even clay fermentation eggs occasionally thrown in for good measure.
His wines are creatively imagined, an artist meets skateboarding punk rocker kind of vibe.
Brendan is one of the more respected producers of the Adelaide Hills avant-garde.