Pinot Beurot 2020 (Pinot Gris)
In tribute to our French heritage, we have named our Pinot Gris, “Beurot” – the traditional Burgundian denomination for the variety. The name is derived from the similarity between the brownish color of the Pinot Gris grape skin, and that of the heavy brown fabric worn by French monks in the Middle Ages, known as a “Bure”.
The nose reveals hints of white flowers, pear, citrus, a touch of ginger and a gentle sea breeze. The palate is fresh and spicy with rich honey, almond paste and citrus notes on a finish that is both long and refreshing.
Framed by the Coast Range mountains to the west and Cascade Mountains to the east, the Willamette Valley AVA forms a cool-climate growing basin ideally suited for the production of traditional Burgundian varieties. With an array of different soil types and microclimates, the quality and complexity of Willamette Valley wine has garnered a fierce international reputation.