The wines of Kooyong aim to manifest Terroir, an integration of our geology and soils, with the macroclimate of our region, the mesoclimates of the various sites within our vineyard and the weather of the annual grape growing season. Our cultural operations in the vineyard and our husbandry in the winery endeavour at all times to articulate these unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice.
Beurrot is comprised of two Pinot gris parcels: a 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.
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.