We first discovered Vermentino on a trip to Italy. Some of the best examples hail from Sardinia and are a daily accompaniment with the seafood and light far of the area. In 2006 we grafted old vines, originally planted in 1972, to this varietal, making us the first vineyard to grow it in Oregon. This is the continuation of the pioneering tradition started by our founder, Dick Troon.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
Flinty, mineral-driven qualities are first and foremost, with the typical lemon and white peach notes following. Medium bodied, finishes dry, with crisp acid. A great apertif wine, this would go well with shellfish, oysters or steamed clams.
Appellation: 100% Applegate Valley
Varietal Composition: 88% Vermentino, 12% Viognier
Vintage Conditions: A cool, wet Spring delayed harvest. This benefited the whites, especially the Vermentino, which was given ample hang time to develop intense fruit flavors at relatively low sugars.
Cellar Treatment: 100% Stainless Steel aging
History of Success:
Silver Medal at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2011 Foundation '72 Vermentino