We know that more often than not, Italian varieties grown outside of Italy can disappoint. They lack the verve of these varieties grown on their native soils. We feel this New World problem is due to poor site selection and the use of winemaking techniques more in line with big Napa Valley Cabernet than the more nuanced winemaking techniques used in Italy. Of course, those issues are flipped on their head at Troon Vineyard. Our moderate Southern Oregon climate, higher altitude, and natural winegrowing and winemaking methods gives wines with the same lively acidity and freshness that defines the great wines of Italy. Our 2017 Estate Sangiovese is lithe and structured, not unlike a Chianti Classico in weight and color. Of course, this is Applegate Valley Sangiovese so it has its own bright, refreshing personality and expressive fruit character. We recommend enjoying this wine over the next several years to take full advantage of its zesty personality. Food matching could not be easier, just bring out your favorite Italian recipes!
As with all of our wines, our Estate Kubli Bench Blanc was crushed by foot, then fermented by our native, natural yeasts in small fermenters. No additives, including commercial yeasts, sulfur, tannins, enzymes, sugar or acids were added to the fermenters. It is bottled after aging in mature French Oak Burgundy barrels for six months.