Tasting notes: Bursting with aromatics of jasmine tea, sasafrass, sweet cherry and dusty rose and lavender, this wine persists with notes of clove, amareno cherries, pomegranate and biscotti in the layered and silky palate, finishing seamless and long.
Producer: Thriving under the second generation for more than two decades, this family owned and operated winery is internationally acclaimed for crafting some of the world's finest cool climate wines. For more than forty years, Ponzi Vineyards has set the standard for New World Pinot noir production with innovation in gravity flow and gentle handling techniques. All 130 acres of Ponzi vineyards are certified sustainable, recognizing the winery’s commitment to environmental responsibility. Ponzi Vineyards continues to set the bar for Oregon wines and remains at the forefront of the nation's top wine producers.
Vineyard and Winemaking: This Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit from the Laurelwood District AVA; Ponzi’s Aurora, Avellana and Madrona Vineyards along with Gemini, Alloro, Paloma and Sufi Vineyards. All LIVE Certified Sustainable. All of the fruit was hand sorted and destemmed. Fermented in small lots with five days of cold soak to increase aroma and color, the peak temperatures reached 90°F. The fermenters were aerated or manually punched down twice a day (for 12-20 days) before lightly pressing at dryness or soon after. This wine was aged in French oak barrels (20% new) for 14 months. It was racked and bottled by gravity and aged in bottle for 10 months before its release.
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