2012 Elton PN MAGNUM
Deep garnet in color with an attractive perfume of red fruits, minerals, spice, earth and a hint of toasted barrel. On the palate it is plush, bordering opulent, silky textured with notes of raspberry danish, blueberry jam, tropical guava, confectioners sugar, rich clay soil and slate. Juicy, seamless tannins create a smooth sip. Peak drinkability 2015-2020.
The stylistic vision is pure Pinot noir fruit with a soft, juicy mouthfeel, balanced oak and soft, sweet, ripe tannins. The methodology includes attention to detail from vineyard to bottle. Picked at peak ripeness, the fruit was gently destemmed, with approximately 70% of the berries remaining intact for intra-berry fermentation, which adds lively fruit forward characteristics. Prior to fermentation, the must underwent a five day pre-fermentation cold soak providing improved complexity, color and mouthfeel. On the fifth day, the must was inoculated with indigenous yeast. After 8-12 days of fermentation in small fermenters, punched down by hand, the must was pressed out with about 1% residual sugar and allowed to settle in the tank overnight. The new wine was barreled with light, fluffy lees where it finished primary fermentation and underwent malolactic fermentation.
FOOD & SERVING SUGGESTIONS
This wine is great by itself. Also pairs well with roasted brine turkey and cranberry stuffing.
||October 18-23, 2010