BK Wines Carte Blanche Rouge 2022
Carte Blanche isn’t really about the constituent varieties (mainly Syrah but also Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot lees, and a little bit of this and a little bit of that…), it’s about interpretation. A few basic observations for the record: it’s red, it’s beautifully perfumed, it tastes like red fruit, and it’s savoury with a spicy phenolic whack that pulls everything together. Temperature and glass style will make a massive difference to the experience. We encourage experimentation and multiple sippings. There’s nothing more freeing than getting a little lost…
Variety - Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot
Country - Australia
Region - South Australia
Sub Region - Adelaide Hills
Extra - Cork
Year - 2022
Volume - 750ml
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.
Brendon’s greatest strengths as a winemaker are his passion for artistic expression and his uncompromising quest for high-quality fruit. When it comes to the process of winemaking, Brendon’s goal, first and foremost, is to source exceptional small vineyards producing grapes that reflect the individuality of a particular site.
As a winemaker he uses a minimalist approach to gently guide well-chosen fruit to a beautiful final result in the bottle. This combination of an artistic soul and unyielding quality standards makes Brendon a recognised master of his craft. Tired of the boozy shiraz wines that made Australia so popular to begin with, Brendon focused on freshness, tension, and nerve. He’s explored extended maceration, carbonic maceration, flor, oxidative ageing, unsung varieties, and every fermentation vessel known to man.
Certainly, wines to add to the mix when considering extending your vinous journey!