2019 BK Wines Ovum Gruner Veltliner

Adelaide Hills, SA

Super textural egg fermented Gruner Veltliner from the Adelaide Hills.

$35.00

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About

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.

BK in his natural habitat
BK in his natural habitat
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills
Additional Info

From The Producer

We shamelessly nod to a favoured and hugely admired Austrian producer, Knoll, with our first take on Grüner Veltiner. High-altitude Austrian wines find the balance between tight acid structure – the natural result of their alpine landscape – and the weight of light skin contact, allowing them to stand up to richer, Germanic dishes.

50% whole bunch (like a red wine), 50% barrel fermented (older French puncheon), blended to concrete egg after primary fermentation, 9 months.

Blend : Gruner Veltliner (100%)
ABV : 13.6%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Maturation in our large cement ‘egg’ pulls the full substance and viscosity of the fruit to the mid-palate. If you closed your eyes you could well imagine a red wine. Stone fruit pungency. Dried orange peel, negroni and spice on the palate." - Brendan Keys, owner/winemaker

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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