Kooyong Beurrot Pinot Gris, Mornington Peninsula

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Award Winning Kooyong Beurrot Pinot Gris, Mornington Peninsula

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Tasting Note

The first impression is an inviting aroma of honeysuckle blossom, followed by toast and honey. When you take a sip, you immediately notice the beautifully round and generous texture with juicy melon and peach fruit character. Then come delicate, creamy oak and complex nuances of flowers and spices. All the flavours are kept fresh, precise and balanced by beautifully crisp acidity so it is rich but never heavy. Marvellous!

If you ever have the chance to taste a white Burgundy made from Pinot Beurrot (not very likely, as they're extremely rare), it will have been made from Pinot Gris. Kooyong's Pinot Gris is named after this endangered species, and is very similar in style.

This is irresistibly delicious now, but if you have superhuman self-control, it will drink well for at least another 2-3 years.

Product Information

  • White Wine

  • White - Aromatic, Dry

  • Kooyong

  • Glen Hayley

  • Australia

  • Victoria

  • Pinot Gris

  • 2016

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 13.5%

  • 4.5g/l

  • Yes


The Kooyong vineyard is located on the Mornington Peninsula at Tuerong, on Miocene sedimentary soils. The wines are made from domain grown, handpicked grapes and aim to manifest terroir: the integration of geology and soils with the macroclimate of the region, the mesoclimates of the various sites within the vineyard and the weather of the annual grape growing season. Cultural operations in the vineyard and practices in the winery endeavour to articulate these unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice. Beurrot is comprised of two Pinot Gris parcels: the tiny original 0.24 hectare section annexing the Meres block, and the all-Pinot Gris Beurrot vineyard, 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 fruit is whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented to as dry as possible in all-old French oak without yeast inoculation. The maturation period is ten months on yeast lees.


  • 94/100 - Arguably one of Australia’s better known and loved pinot gris, by those that might call themselves pinot gris fanciers. Its track record is pretty good if you go by WineFront reviews too. Nothing fancy done here, just good grapes, smart winemaking, a know how with the variety. You could file this under pinot gris in the dictionary. Classic pear, pear drop, frangipani, honeycomb, candle wax scents, even a touch of oatmeal savouriness. The palate is deep in flavour but light on its feet. Soft and juicy, almost watery but let’s call it delicate, and with silkiness to texture that makes the wine feel refreshing and regal, in a way. It keeps you thinking it’s lush only to finish feathery and mouthwatering. It’s excellent, really.

    • Winefront, 6th February 2017
    • Mike Bennie
  • 93/100 - 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.

    • James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
    • Ned Goodwin MW
  • 91/100 - Fresh and frisky, with a spicy, faintly floral and citrusy bouquet of guava, white peach and wild flowers backed a nutty, creamy yeast-derived complexity. Initially sweet and forward, its citrusy and faintly honeyed core of fruit extends with richness and smoothness over a fine, dusty spine towards a nutty, rather spicy and savoury finish punctuated by a tangy, brightly lit acidity. It has more than a foot in the grigio camp.

    • Jeremy Oliver, June 2017
    • Jeremy Oliver

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