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BK Wines Pétillant Naturel Chardonnaytext

BK Wines Pétillant Naturel Chardonnay 2017

Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaOne of the leading low-interventionist winemakers of the Basket Range, this is one of two pet-nats (petillant-naturel, or ancestral method wines) in the current BK Wines portfolio. This whole bunch pressed chardonnay has 9 g RS "for the moment", Brendon Keys jokes. "If you want less, leave it in the sun." Drinking somewhere between a serious, single vineyard dry Prosecco and a housemade pear soda, lightly effervescent and gently sweet, all with a rustic riff of authenticity. This is whole bunch pressed chardonnay direct to concrete eggs for three weeks before going straight to bottle, while still undergoing fermentation. It may pour cloudy in the glass (a plus!), but on the palate it's clean and creamy and bright, brisk and lifted with the gentle fizz. Definition smashable (especially at 11.5 percent). 450 cases made.Tasted: 03 October 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$35.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: BK WinesDistributors: The Living Vine
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 9345864000768