Often Grigio is a knock-out, linear, feast for the olfactory senses before all else. This vintage at BK, though, saw greater lees contact resulting in a very different story – one that’s all about texture, a beautifully creamy, velveteen, mid-palate structure. Seeking sensory-word guidance from the flavour wheel, we would suggest thinking of crunchy, ripe, yellow peaches and a luscious burnt-butter topping. Above all else, there is remarkable integrity in the translation from vine-to-wine in this year’s Grigio – so reminiscent of tasting this grape in the vineyard on its warm, harvest day. Whole-bunch pressed to stainless steel. Wild fermentation. Bottled four months post-fermentation. - BK
BK Wines was established in 2007 by Brendon and Kirstyn Keys. The goal has been to create fabulous art. Beautiful, unique, sensuous, deceptively minimalist, envelope-pushing art. After learning from masters in NZ, Argentina and California, we trained our sites on the Adelaide Hills because it's just a cracking great place to live and make wine. With no pretentions to be somewhere it's not and few preconceived notions about what wine styles to expect, this is a place where non-conformity is the rule. Our little winery is situated in the Hills where it is tucked away surrounded by bush land.
Brendon's greatest strengths as a winemaker are his passion for artistic expression and his uncompromising quest for high-quality fruit. When it comes to the process of winemaking, Brendon's goal, first and foremost, is to source exceptional small vineyards producing grapes that reflect the individuality of a particular site. As a winemaker he uses a minimalist approach to gently guide well-chosen fruit to a beautiful final result in the bottle. This combination of an artistic soul and unyielding quality standards makes Brendon a recognised master of his craft.
But hey, if you really want to know about us. Grab a bottle of BK that peaks your interest, crank up something you love to hear, pour a few glasses and spend time with people who make you smile and think.
- Winery Note
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