About The Wine
If you're a fan of sour beers and you like natural wine, Piquette might be your favourite new drink.
Brendan Keys has had a red hot crack at the style here. This is the ultimate waste-not-want-not beverage.
Piquette is made by adding water back to the grape marc (grape matter after pressing) and using the left over sugar in the discarded grape skins to kick off a new ferment.
In this case, the grapes were Gruner Veltliner and Pinot Gris. The finished drink is just delicious. It's tangy, spritzy and at just 5% alcohol, you could think of it as a kind of Pet-Nat-lite.
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.