Esoteric wine lists are very common in Sydney restaurants today. Indeed, I would venture that it has become the norm.
BK Wines are at the low-interventionist end of things but invariably high quality.
BK Wines One Ball Chardonnay 2015, Adelaide Hills, AUD $32
Like many of my generation (BB, that is) I’m transfixed by the recent fashion for retro wines. This is my term for wines made in old-fashioned ways, and I’m not talking of Whitehill beater crushers, hand-cranked basket presses, old oak and forked stalks, à la Rockford winery. I’m talking seriously old: clay amphorae and ceramic eggs for fermenters, white grapes fermented on their skins, reds fermented on their stalks, minimal or zero additions (such as yeast, bacteria, acid, tannin, yeast nutrients, sulfites, etc.), and sustainable viticulture – especially organic or biodynamic.
BK Wines Rosetta Lenswood Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 2012 $27 Pinot gris sceptics, gather round and try this. The bouquet of spices, nuts and honey suggests a touch of the barrel, while the palate delivers a silken texture and a lovely array of flavours which