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Troon Vineyard – Kubli Bench Amber

United States
Oregon
Wine
Amber

The Facts

Origins United States > Oregon > Applegate Valley

Appellation Applegate Valley

Cepage 50% Vermentino, 40% Riesling, 10% Roussanne

Winemaking Vermentino, Riesling and Roussanne fermented on the skins for one month, then aged in neutral oak for 8 months

Aging Neutral French Oak

Alcohol Content 12.8 %

Production 400 cases

Serendipity Markets California, Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes The three components for the 2021 Kubli Bench Amber - vermentino, riesling, and roussanne - were grown and harvested with the intention to make this skin-fermented "orange" or amber wine. Riesling provides ample aromatics to the final blend, along with a surprising amount of structural tannins. Skin-fermented vermentino adds richness, depth, and spice, while roussanne brings fruitiness, acidity, and additional layers of phenolic texture.

Overall Rich, exotic and mouth-filling, spicy

Mouthfeel Full of umami and silky tannins

Aromas Honeysuckle, peach, spiced apples with hints of herbs and spices

Selling Point Find another orange wine made from these varieties 😉

Pairings Anything and everything. That's the beauty of orange wines.

Awards 91 Terroirist (2021)

Sustainability Certified Biodynamic t, Certified Organic t, Vegan t, Natural Fermentation t

The Story

The three components for the 2021 Kubli Bench Amber - vermentino, riesling, and roussanne - were grown and harvested with the intention to make this skin-fermented "orange" or amber wine. Riesling provides ample aromatics to the final blend, along with a surprising amount of structural tannins. Skin-fermented vermentino adds richness, depth, and spice, while roussanne brings fruitiness, acidity, and additional layers of phenolic texture.

Because they are being grown for amber wines, we performed extra leaf removal on these vines in the vineyard to allow for more sun penetration into the fruiting zone, further developing the skin tannins of the grapes. These grapes were then harvested at slightly riper sugar levels with significantly enhanced phenolic development as compared to the same grapes harvested for a white wine.
Due to their varying ripening times, each variety was harvested and fermented separately in open-top fermentors outdoors, typically with about 30% whole-cluster inclusion. Fermentations generally reach dryness in 3-4 weeks, after which point they are pressed to neutral oak barrels, including a small number of acacia barrels, for aging and spontaneous malolactic fermentation. The wine stays in barrel until just before bottling, when it is racked to stainless steel tank and a small amount of SO2 is added. It is then bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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Brand Story

Troon Vineyard is dedicated to regenerative agriculture and we practice biodynamics in our quest to put back more than we take from our plants and soils. We believe the only route to memorable wines, that reflect the terroir of where they were grown, is to be found in the healthy soils and vines that are the foundation of biodynamic agriculture.


Brand Story

Troon Vineyard is dedicated to regenerative agriculture and we practice biodynamics in our quest to put back more than we take from our plants and soils. We believe the only route to memorable wines, that reflect the terroir of where they were grown, is to be found in the healthy soils and vines that are the foundation of biodynamic agriculture.

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