It’s sort of Beaujolais but without any of the disappointment.
About The Wine
This is BK's take on a Beaujolais-esque style of Pinot Noir.
The fruit is all fermented as whole bunches in a large oak vat. Carbonic maceration is a process that occurs when the berries are kept whole and in tact before fermentation begins. As fermentation starts inside the berries, an array of bright, jubey flavours and aromas begin to show themselves, ultimately giving the wine the 'bubblegummy' characters that Beaujolais in noted for.
Here the finished wine is light-medium bodied, full of candied fruits and a lick of amaro bitterness. It's bottled unfined and unfiltered. It's awesome to drink with a chill or without.
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.