2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Beurot
ALC 12.9% Cases Produced: 150
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”.
Immediate notes of fresh rain on rocks. The nose develops with almond paste, orange blossoms, candied ginger, melon and lemon tart. The palate is bright with lemon zest mixed with creamy flavors. Refreshing and crisp citrus lingers on hazelnut notes and is a reminder of the wine’s time aging in neutral French oak barrels.
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.