2023 Beurrot Pinot Gris

Beurrot Pinot Gris



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Tasting Profile

November 2023

Pear fruit aromatics leap from the glass, both flesh and skin. Secondary notes of freshly picked spice and florals provide complexity while subtle flecks of flint hover in the background. The palate is bright and fresh with flavours of pear, green apple and a hint of grapefruit. Creamy midpalate sweetness from barrel fermentation and time on lees provides an additional layer while a subtle line of phenolics adds to the texture. The wine is fastened by a bright line of acid that drives the wine from start to finish.


Tasting Profile 2023
Tasting Profile 2022
Tasting Profile 2021



Halliday Wine Companion, June 2024

Jane Faulkner

A never-fail rendition of pinot gris. Plenty of poached, candied and fresh pears all spiced up with ginger and cinnamon. A fine layer of lees adding to some palate weight and a light phenolic pull on the finish. Savoury, moreish and refreshing. Lovely drinking here.

93 points

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The Vintage

Spring remained cold and wet, with 389mm of rainfall, making it the wettest Spring in 25 years. These conditions were challenging for our viticultural team. Waterlogged soils prevented access to the vineyards, with critical tractor operations delayed several times. Flowering commenced mid to late November amid continuing cold and wet conditions, which protracted our flowering period over several weeks. These challenging conditions prevailed until late December when we finally welcomed warm and sunny days. Fortunately, all our vineyards remained disease-free. Conditions for most of January and February were ideal. All our vineyards were healthy, albeit with very low crop loads. The mild conditions throughout late February and early March made this part of the season almost perfect for slow and steady ripening. Harvest commenced on 3 March and concluded on 14 April, slightly later than usual. Weather conditions were mild with temperatures below average and rainfall above average, providing gradual ripening throughout harvest with rain events being the only pressure. Our viticulture team worked steadily to deliver pristine fruit to the winery. Yields were lower than average due to the cool and wet 2022 Spring. Despite the low yields, fruit quality is exceptional.

The Vineyard

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 fruit was gently whole-bunch pressed directly into all old French oak oak, where fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts. Following fermentation, the wine was ages on lees (without battonage) for ten months. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration