About The Wine
With the tricky and low-yielding vintage of 2020 Brendon Keys decided to release tiny amounts of four single vineyard Adelaide Hills Chardonnays, all made the same way, with site and terroir the only variables.
GinGin is not our post 5pm drinks order but a famous clone of Chardonnay, named after a small town north of Perth, and the clone responsible for many of Margaret River's most expensive wines.
Better value in Adelaide Hills in BK's hands perhaps, as this Piccadilly-sourced wine is full of initial lime and citrus bounce, some alpine florals and flows seamlessly into a nutty, butterscotchy finish that elevates it into a Chardonnay of gravitas.
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.