About This Wine
Whether naturally occurring or “inoculated” by a vintner, yeast plays a big role in the crafting of fine wine.
In fact, yeast is the most important element that distinguishes wine from simple grape juice. Without yeast, we’d be drinking a lot more grape juice! It is yeast that takes the sugars found in wine grapes and converts them into alcohol and carbon dioxide through the process known as fermentation.
This process provides a winemaker with various stylistic choices. As an example, the vintner may choose to drop the fermentation temperature to a point where the yeast becomes inactive, thus retaining some residual sugar in the finished wine.
Proper use of yeast also plays a key role in the balance of a wine, and the 2016 Elementus “Y Factor” is a beautifully balanced Pinot Noir with an array of enticing aromas and flavors. In this case, the “Y” stands not only for yeast, but also for yummy.
About Pinot Noir
Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.
- Grape Composition:Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Cedar, Smoke, Mocha, Red Cherry, Raspberry, Strawberry and Subtle Oak Notes
- Aging Vessels:Select Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Though 2020
- Food Pairing Suggestion:seared duck breast with pomegranate citrus glaze.
14 recipes match for this wine.
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipeGreen Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe