Katie Priscilla Kerrigan sought to reflect the world around her and the changing times, in challenging her father’s norms whilst also seeking to compliment the well-respected family estate wines of Hay Shed Hill. She has made something meaningful for herself in the KP Naturally label and dare I say the estate now has even more to offer its drinkers.
2021 KP Riesling Pet Nat – 92 points
Vibrant granny smith apple curls are highlighted by jasmine blossom and the fruitiest lemon sorbet. Made from grapes grown on the slopes of Mount Barker, the wine celebrates Riesling with an unadulterated presence. It’s almost like sherbet and lemon drops in a glass, with the child like wonder that goes along with it. It has a gentle foaming bead and finishes crisp with a slight savoury biscuit tone. This is a delightful Pet Nat that speaks loudly of Riesling and even more of its animated personality. Drink with pancakes and full fat Greek yoghurt topped with passionfruit.
2021 KP Chenin Blanc – 88 points
The 2021 Chenin Blanc is fruit sourced from the Three Hills Vineyard in Karridale, then handpicked, gently crushed and popped into old barriques. It has a fresh lemongrass quality, fragrant and crisp with golden delicious apple and pear flesh. There is a honeysuckle fruit sweetness backed up by zippy Chenin acidity and it finishes dry and tangy with a natural linen like texture on the palate. It’s great to see Chenin is this form, as it has so much to offer the drinker. Serve this with feta cheese puffed pastry triangles or a market spinach and cheese gozleme.
2021 KP Rosé – 91 points
Tempranillo is the chosen grape for this shell pink coloured Rosé, pretty by name and nature. The wine has an elegant guava and pink grapefruit nose with hints of dried figs and cedar coming through at the final stretch. The acidity is long and pushes through with a skinsy grip of tannins on the frame of the wine. You are left with savoury tones of charcuterie, pickled ginger and nutmeg. A smartly made wine that would work a treat with the sweet and savoury flavours of crisp candied Asian pork bites.
2021 KP Grenache – 87 points
This Margaret River Grenache leaps out of the glass full of zest and zeal. Cordial like red fruits of hibiscus, cranberry and wild raspberry followed by exotic spices like pomegranate molasses, sumac and soft licorice. Dry and puckering tannins contrast the jam-packed fruit and it’s all swept up by lively acidity. This is not a shy wine, and neither should you be drinking it. This is for lively times and probably best suited to pair with dancing, laughter and merriment.