Carbonic Pinot Noir, BK Wines 2020
Lenswood, Adelaide Hills, Australia
This is BK's take on a Beaujolais-esque style of Pinot Noir.
The fruit is all fermented as whole bunches in a large oak vat. The process of carbonic maceration permits the majority of fermentation to occur inside the grape, maintaining freshness and creating a soft tannic profile.
"Our Carbonic Pinot Noir 2020 is firmly in the bright-red cherry flavour bracket with complexing, refreshing notes of orange peel and negroni. Silky tannins and the lightest of prickles. Can be served slightly chilled or not, as the spirit moves."
Owner/winemaker Brendan Keys is not afraid to do things differently. His wines are all from single vineyards (some biodynamically farmed), fermented with wild yeasts, unfined and unfiltered, with extended skin contact and even clay fermentation eggs occasionally thrown in for good measure.