Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Troon Cuvée Rolle Vermentino Applegate Valley 2016
The Troon Cuvée Rolle takes its name from the French word for Vermentino. Vermentino is native to Italy but France actually has more acres planted and it thrives in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Vermentino is co-fermented with 10% Marsanne in seasoned French oak barrels. The Marsanne adds richness and bright tropical fruit flavors. This superb wine is proof positive that a wine can have richness while being vibrant with low alcohol levels as well. 95 points.
Troon Vineyard started quietly over four decades ago when Dick Troon planted vineyards in Southern Oregon. He sold grapes to local wineries but soon discovered that the best business decision was to create his own wines. He converted his barn to a winery and slowly built the brand until he sold the winery to his friend Larry Martin in 2003. Martin undertook a major renovation of both facilities and vineyards establishing a very diverse collection of wine varietals that we see today from Troon Vineyard. If you are looking for wines with personality and style (a great mix of varietals) you have to become acquainted with Troon Vineyard.
Brilliant, pale gold color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of tropical fruit, quince, and honeysuckle with supporting notes of apricot stone and orange peel. The palate echoes the nose delivering a tropical fruits-driven core with flavors of pineapple. The finish is long and lingering with vibrant notes of citrus. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a opulent yet vibrant texture.
How to Serve
Serve chilled, but not too cold, with nothing but a glass. However, this wine does pair beautifully with roasted fowl, smoked salmon, and paella.
Price: $ 20
BevX Review: http://bevx.com/wine-detail/?id=3725