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.
The Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2021
Beurrot is a very old Burgundian name for pinot gris, a variety that can be grown there. Here the grapes were whole-bunch pressed to old oak, wild-fermented and bottled without fining. The cool climate and vinification have produced a wine of considerable flavour and character.
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.