BK Wines Syrah Noveau 2014
A meaty, gamey wine – duck rillettes and paté (or vegetarian bacon, if you must) – but with the juiciness of cherry pie and raspberry compote. The easy, layered expression is pure rural France on a lazy Sunday – the clink of pétanque boules, the chalky dust of a dry pathway through the grass, the gritty scent of grilled saucisson. Our summer brunch takes a talkative, mildly raucous, hand-waving turn toward the end of the day and into dusk.
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 Lenswood where it is tucked away surrounded by bush land and vines. 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.