2012
BK Wines
'Gower'
Pinot Noir
Adelaide Hills

2012
BK Wines
'Gower'
Pinot Noir
Adelaide Hills

Among the highest reaches in the Hills, Lenswood has the ability to create Pinot Noir both with focus and richness. Brendon has the Gower Vineyard down pat producing two different wines from this site; as Skin ‘n Bones also comes from Gower. BK has longed for this site for some time and there was never any fruit available. Now enter the historically difficult 2011 vintage and many winemakers bowed out with Brendon accepting the challenge. This was a classic example of ‘drink by producer and not vintage as the 2011 was superb. What did that leave for 2012? Only room to go up and produce a more complete Pinot Noir.

In some respects this wine is the anti-thesis of the prettied up, light, bright Pinots you often see. Somewhat serious, moodier, brooding with darker fruits – think plum and blackberry – hints of leather and old libraries. It does get some floral lift with violets adding feint perfume. Entirely native yeast fermented with 30% of the fruit fermented whole-cluster and pressed off of skins after 37 days to 30% new French barrique and puncheons where it is left to wait patiently for 11 months. As always, unfined and unfiltered.

  • Region: Adelaide Hills
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Vineyard: Gower Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 22 years old
  • Clones: 114, 115, 777
  • Yield: 1.9 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Sterling Sandstone Loam over Deep Clay
  • TA: 6.8
  • pH: 3.53
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Oak: 11 months French barriques and 500L puncheons (30% new)
  • Production: 150 cases
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ADELAIDE HILLS

The Adelaide Hills is Australia's most vibrant cool climate wine region. The region is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges east of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. Stretching in a narrow band approximately 70km long, the highest vineyards are sited between 1,900 and 2,200 feet altitude in areas such as Crafers, Summertown, Piccadilly and Carey Gully. Learn More »

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