BK Wines Swarby Chardonnay 2017
Wine Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
2017 celebrates the 10th anniversary of Swaby. There’s terrific line and length here with crispness and elegance. It hits the nose with just the slightest waft of gunsmoke/struck match then opens to citrussy, white peach, honey dew melon and leesy creamery. The palate is fresh (this is all high notes), clean and complex. Citrus, pithy textural elements sit amongst nutty leesy bits and white peach flavours, pear, fresh green apples and just a touch of oaky texture rather than flavour. The length is excellent.
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.