BK Wines

2020 The Fall Chardonnay

BLEND | 100% Chardonnay (I10V1 clone)

VINEYARDS | From the Scary Gully Vineyard in the Basket Range, a beautiful, steep ampitheatre that is organically farmed and one of the highest elevation and oldest vineyards in Adelaide Hills. South facing with sandstone over clay soils with some quartz.

WINEMAKING | Hand harvested and direct pressed to French oak barrique, 20% of which are new. The wine underwent full malolactic, with fortnightly (that’s every two weeks) battonage for 8 months after which is was racked and bottled.

TASTING NOTES | Each one of this vintage’s Chardonnays is an experience in itself, but it’s hard for us not to talk about them in relation to one another (and we recommend you give the comparisons a go). The Fall, in contrast to Swaby, is liltingly perfumed and considerably more voluptuous and approachable than its sister from just up a hill and down a dale and back up a precipitous climb. Same Chardonnay clone but with different soils and aspects, the effect of terroir is unmistakeable. The Fall is green apples and blossoms, with the citric tang of Rose’s Lime Cordial. Soft, striking and truly lovely.