In 2011, owner Richard Kershaw MW, established Richard Kershaw Wines (RKW) to create clonally selected, site specific, cool climate wine paradigms from apposite noble grapes i.e. ones with the ability to produce world-class examples. SA’s coolest wine district, Elgin Valley, reflected these principles benefitting from higher altitude, ocean proximity, specific cloud cover sequencing, high cold units and a large diurnal range, enabling the germane grapes, Chardonnay and Syrah, to show a sense of place.
Restrained, mineral style focussed on elegance with a white fruit character, some oatmeal & some complexity gained from percipient wood application. In 2014, this was interpreted into wines that have focus & understated power, pure fruit expression & incredible concentration of flavour whilst maintaining elegance & semblance of tecture that will likely develop exceptionally over the next decade.