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BK Wines Carte Blanche


Brendon Keys is considered one of Australia’s leading natural winemakers. Once a chef in his native New Zealand, he relocated to South Australia after a stint winemaking in Argentina and years travelling the globe. Starting small, he produced his first two barrels of Pinot Noir in 2007. Collaborating with like minded grape growers who farm sustainably, Brendons’ approach in the winery is to be as hands off as possible. At the vanguard of what is considered “modern” Australia, his wines show a keen interest in experimentation and stand in stark contrast to the Aussie fruit bombs of the 1990’s.

This is how Brendon describes the 2020 Carte Blanche – “Our 2020 incarnation of Carte Blanche version is a blend of our remaining white single varietals post-bottling – Chardonnay, Grüner, Gris, and a soupçon of Savagnin. BK Wines has traditionally stood for the purity of single-vineyard expression. Like a painting done in multiple shades of the same colour, making wines from a single vineyard offers unique complexness to the final wine. But there is malleability and beauty to be found in a full painter’s palette. You find new colours in the moments of overlap that you hadn’t even envisioned. This is a winemaker’s wine, an alchemical aromatic experience of sandalwood, Frankincense and lemon drops. A high proportion of lees to wine lends a lightly chalky, skin-contact texture and a peppery, harmonious palate. As much of a pleasure to make as it is to drink.”

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