Wine region: Adelaide Hills, Australia

Grape: Chardonnay

Tasting Notes

The Swaby vineyard is located in Piccadilly, the coolest part of the Adelaide Hills and is an area renowned for producing powerful and deeply textured Chardonnay. In the hands of a skilful winemaker one can expect powerful yet and elegant wines with beautifully balanced acidity. Precisely what the Swaby delivers. Barrel fermented in 30% new French oak with fortnightly battonage. Battonage is an old world French winemaking technique which involves regular stirring of lees. This interaction with the wine creates complexity, aroma and flavour compounds, palate weight and texture in a wine.

About the Winery

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.

The fruit is all handpicked and wild yeasts are used during fermentation. Brendon uses a minimalist approach to gently guide well-chosen fruit to a beautiful final result in the bottle.


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