Kooyong Beurrot Pinot Gris 2017
This is about as good as Pinot Gris ever gets.
Fresh, aromatic and dry. The bouquet offers ripe apple and crisp white pear with a hint of wild flowers and citrus. Rich and smooth with fruity flavours of apple, a touch of peach, lemon peel, honey and nutty spice. Full-bodied with a vibrant acidity and a crisp, long finish.
Kooyong is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most iconic wineries. Meticulous sustainable viticulture and sensitive minimalist winemaking produces site-expressive wines of detail and structure. The 100% Pinot Gris grapes were gently whole-bunch pressed into old French oak barriques, where fermentation occurred spontaneously with ambient yeasts. Ages for 10 months on yeast lees.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION – 94 POINTS
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.
– 94 POINTS
Stunning intensity. It’s dry, spice ridden and structural but the intensity of flavour strikes you from 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
– 93 POINTS