Madson - Pinot Noir - Ascona Vineyard
Overview: Although we believe that winemaking begins with quality farming practices, ultimately, the transformation of fruit to wine occurs in the cellar. At Madson, we aim to minimally interfere with the expression of terroir but to guide fermentations to show the resulting wine with vibrancy. We begin by finding ripeness based on physiological cues as well as the flavor of the fruit on the vines. All fermentation occur naturally and spontaneously, and we often utilize pied de cuves (or small mother fermentations that begin in the vineyard) to inoculate our fermenters. We find that the natural yeast strains found in the vineyard make fermentations that are slower and more diverse, ultimately showcasing a greater complexity of flavor.
Tasting notes: Quite light in the glass, this exciting bottling offers pronounced aromas of thyme, juniper and green peppercorn, with just the right amount of crisp red fruit. The taut and fresh flavors of cranberry and pomegranate are wrapped in tea leaves and pine needles on the engaging palate - Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast
Pairing: Chicken, Duck, Salmon
Points: 96, Wine Enthusiast
Format/ABV: 750 ml/12.5
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