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BK One Ball Chardonnay 2017

BK Wines One Ball Chardonnay2017

£21.50

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Peaches, nectarines and granny smith apple flavours on the palate are supported by salted cashew and lightly toasty characters. Wonderfully rounded, great acid, splendid length and a linear finish.

Why we love it: 

It's a Chardonnay for the ages

Drink with: 

Butter smothered prawns

Tech

Country
Sub-Region
Adelaide Hills
Blend Info.
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol by Vol.
12.8%
Bottle Vol.
750ml
Cellaring
Now - 2020
Serving Temp.
7 - 12°
Closure
Screw Cap

Producer

BK Wines

Nonconformity is the rule. A simple, yet accurate rule that Brendon and Kirstyn Keys from BK wines have been following since their establishment in 2007 on their sites around Adelaide Hills, Australia. 

They’ve learnt from the masters throughout New Zealand, Argentina and California, but have now found their place surrounded by bush land - the perfect hideaway for their winery. 

With a focus on being the highest of fruit quality, they have no preconceptions on what the wine should be, allowing Brendon to express his passion for artistic expression. He uses a minimalistic approach in his winemaking that allows the specifically chosen fruit to beautifully transition into the bottle. His combination of an artistic soul and high standards is evident in his wines that include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir. 

The ‘Skin and Bones’ White or the  Petillant Naturel Chardonnay are two wines that showcase just how he has mastered this craft of winemaking in South Australia. For more information on BK and their wines you can visit the BK website here.

Region

South Australia

A behemoth of a state, South Australia is responsible for over 50% of Australia's wine production. With the first known planting here taking place in 1836, local vintners have had time to truly perfect their art. In fact, SA is also home to some of the oldest Shiraz vines on the planet, with around 38% of SA’s old vines being Shiraz.

Such a large area means that the terrain, climate and soil profiles vary immensely between regions, allowing for a vast array of varieties to thrive. Some of South Australia's premier wine regions include; Barossa Valley, Mclaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and the Adelaide hills. Such a collection of prime wine regions has earned South Australia the grand title of Australia’s Wine Capital. But it doesn’t stop there, the prowess of SA wine producers mixed with fantastic growing conditions has garnered the state the privilege of being dubbed one of the 9 Great Wine Capitals of the World.

Towards the end of the 19th century, Europe was ravaged by an outbreak of Phylloxera, an aphid that injects a venom into the root of the vine while sucking out sap. The effect of the outbreak vastly influenced the global market. For example, France’s wine output decreased by over 40%, with the whole ordeal costing the country over 10 billion francs. Luckily for all, the grand ‘down-under’ remained a wine wonder, as the blight couldn’t take flight and reach the far away lands.