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2017 Kooyong Beurrot Pinot Gris

Mornington Peninsula

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Our Price: $26.99 / bottle (RRP: $32.99 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

It has excellent flavour and complexity, very much a serious gris style. A really good drink.'
Huon Hooke

  • "In the past, this was an extremely ambitious expression of gris, given creamy seams by barrel fermentation, while clenched in the reductive bite of extended lees work and further oak handling-all efforts to stretch varietal limitations in the quest for minerality. While the wine was impressive, it did seem at a times a bit worked. Conversely, this is quintessential gris. No love has been forsaken and indeed, the wine still undergoes a wild, barrel ferment. However the skin-inflected bite of gris' apple and nashi pear and a lilt of jasmine and roibos, all cruising along a gentle coaster of assuaging phenolics, makes for an easier drink. Still among the riper gris at the top of its class."

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Beurrot is comprised of two Pinot Gris parcels: the tiny original 0.24 hectare section annexing the Meres block, and the Beurrot vineyard planted entirely to Pinot Gris, which at 2.74 hectares, provides the majority of the fruit. The Beurrot vineyard is planted to a density of 5600 vines per hectare.

    The grapes were gently whole-bunch pressed into old French oak barriques, where fermentation occurred spontaneously with ambient yeasts. The maturation period is ten months on yeast lees.

    TASTING NOTES

    The refined and spicy nose gives precise aromatics of crisp apple, bosc pear and lemon peel. A cool and late harvest has delivered a Pinot Gris that is more linear and tighter in its youth. Showing orchard fruits, fresh ginger and rose water flavours, the palate is softly textured and finishes with a long, pithy lemony acidity. 

    Alc - 13.5%

  • REVIEWS

    'Light yellow colour, with a faintly nutty aroma which hints at some barrel involvement. The palate is soft and round and smooth-textured, with a trace of richness from the oak. It's quite dry but has no hint of austerity. It has excellent flavour and complexity, very much a serious gris style. A really good drink.'
    91 Points - Huon Hooke



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