With a faint bronze hue, the 2019 Beurrot Pinot Gris has an expressive nose of pear, quince, fresh hay and almonds. It combines a textured mid-palate with a fine phenolic edge that delivers flavours of red and green apples. The wine closes with orange citrus pith and a rosewater accented finish.
Beurrot comprises two Pinot Gris parcels: the tiny original 0.24 hectare section annexing the Meres block, and the all-Pinot Gris block which, at 2.74 hectares, provides the majority of the fruit. The large block is planted to a density of 5,600 vines per hectare.
The grapes were gently whole-bunch pressed directly into all-old French oak, where fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts. Following fermentation, the wine was aged on lees (without battonage) for ten months. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.