Carte Blanche Rouge 2022 BK Wines

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australia adelaide hills

Grape variety: Syrah, Pinot Noir, Merlot + Pinot Noir Sediments

A blended red produced by brewer Brendan's originality and rich experience. Continuing from last year, the main ingredient is Syrah, and the savory flavor, which is well expressed in the cool climate of whole-bunch fermentation, is especially prominent in the scent. A small amount of Pinot Noir and Merlot is blended there, and all the sediments of Pinot Noir pressed at the winery in this year are added, and as a result, it is put in the mouth. It is full of unexpected surprises that go beyond taste. Brendan says, "I'm pretty confident about the 2022 Carte Blanche Rouge. If you like cru Beaujolais, you'll definitely like it."

A blended red born from the originality and rich experience of brewer Brendan. The main component is whole-bunch fermented Syrah, blended with small amounts of PN and Merlot (+PN sediments). Aged for 10 months in oak barrels. A small amount of antioxidants is added before bottling. Unfiltered, no clarifiers used. A red that celebrates textures that are “just like a cru Beaujolais.”

BKWines was founded in 2007 in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia by brewer BrendonKeys. Brendan was born in NZ. He started his career as a chef, but his passion soon turned to wine. After starting out as a winemaker in Gisborne, New Zealand, Brendan moved to California to hone his skills under Paul Hobbs, who was the head brewer at Opus One. After that, in 2004, he participated in the establishment of Viña Cobos in Argentina at the request of Paul. However, while respecting Paul, Brendan devoted himself to the natural yet modern style of wine from Jura, Alsace, and Burgundy, and finally in 2007, he opened a small winery in the Adelaide Hills forest to fulfill his dream. I was excited inside.
Brendan's style is natural but never nostalgic, even avant-garde. Assuming fermentation with wild yeasts and minimal use of sulfites (or no), he went out and selected skin contact, carbonic maceration, whole cell fermentation, and even production using film yeast. It is used in a variety of ways according to the condition of the grapes harvested from a single vineyard. But Bren in detail
With Dan's passion and utmost attention, the resulting wines are of extreme perfection and have acquired a stunning personality that combines a serious side with a friendly expression. By drinking his wine, we get a glimpse into the bottomless world of Brendan.