2022 Willamette Valley Pinot Beurot
ALC 12.8% Cases Produced: 350
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 opens with wet stone, leading into a medley of almond flour, citrus, candied ginger, honeydew and lemon pie. On the palate, creamy flavors intertwined with lemon zest dance with freshness. The finish is crisp with lively citrus tones and lingering almond courtesy of a brief rest in neutral 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.