'Skin 'n Bones'
Boundary-shifting artistry has traditionally been scorned by the invested academicians of the day. Even the term ‘impressionism’ was originally intended as scathing mockery of an avant-garde movement. But the beauty of the paintings was undeniable and in time the curious upstart became the beloved. What began in the BK winery in 2012 as an experiment in time-on-skins envelope pushing has developed with this new vintage into a stylistic genre.
A small parcel of archaic land high in the Lenswood district of the Adelaide Hills, better known as the Gower vineyard is the foundation. The ethos of the wine is quite simple…a terroir-driven, wine of delicacy and clarity…stripped down Pinot d’Oz. The fruit is 100% destemmed and sorted, then fed thru the bung hole of a baroque. It is filled roughly ¾ to allow space for CO2 to blanket the ferment. The grapes sit on their skins for 100 days and pressed the peak of its character, the result is an autumnal, maple-leaf landscape. Sizzling bacon, pomegranate jam and wild-berry tea tannins. The seduction of true art lies in its continuous evolution.
- Region: Adelaide Hills - Lenswood District
- Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
- Vintage: 2013
- Vineyard: Gower Vineyard
- Vine Age: 23 years old
- Clones: Dijon 114, Dijon 115, MV6, Dijon 777
- Yield: 2.3 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Loam made up of Stirling Sandstone over Deep Clay
- TA: 6.8 grams per liter
- pH: 3.53
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Skin Contact: 100 Days in Barrel
- Oak: 12 months in French barrique (10% new)
- Production: 500 cases
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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