Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: South Australia
Appellation: Adelaide Hills
Soil: Stirling Sandstone over Deep Clay Loam
Vinification: The wine was entirely native yeast fermented with 30% of the fruit fermented whole-cluster and pressed off of skins after 25 days. Organic, unfined, and unfiltered.
Ageing/Maturation: Matured 11 months in 30% new French puncheon
BK Wines Gower Pinot Noir 2016
BK Wines was established in 2007 by Brendon and Kirstyn Keys with a goal of creating fabulous art. Beautiful, unique, sensuous, deceptively minimalist, envelope-pushing art. After learning from masters in NZ, Argentina and California, they trained their sights on the Adelaide Hills. In Adeleigh Hills, where there are few pretensions or preconceived notions about what wine styles are the best, non-conformity is the rule.
The winery is situated Lenswood where it is tucked away, surrounded by bush land and vines. Brendon says his 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.