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

  • 2017

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 13.5%

  • 4.5g/l

  • Yes

Winemaking

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.

Press

  • 94/100 - Stunning intensity. It's dry, spice-ridden and structural but the intensity of flavour strikes you at the outset. This is some kind of Pinot Gris. Nashi pear, apple, cloves, dry spices, nuts - there's much to experience here. This is gold medal standard, hands down.

    • The Wine Front, April 2018
    • Campbell Mattinson
  • 94/100 - This was once Chardonnay-like across its oak-derived vanillins and lees-inflected midriff, mealy and creamy. Now a swan, exhibiting more Gris-centric genetics and all the better for it: slippery. Viscous. Nashi pear and ripe apple gelato flavours teem across the midriff, directed by a sash of almond-soused phenolics and mineral tension. About as good as Gris gets.

    • Australian Wine Companion 2019
    • Ned Goodwin MW

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Our free in-store collection service is available on via our website, or can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only. Please be aware handling time can be up to 48 hours (business hours) from point of ordering. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 30 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.

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