Wine School’s In Session At Ledger-David’s Tasting Room
Old Town Central Point, near the tracks, houses a mini-mall of culinary/agri-tourism delights, and central to it, between chocolatier LilleBelle Farms and Rogue Creamery, sits Ledger-David’s Le Petit Tasting Room. There, wine-educator Robert Trottman and staff dispense their full lineup for tasting, purchase, and scheduled wine-club events. All are 100 percent estate grown on 16 acres between Wagner and Anderson Creeks in rural Talent; winemaker is Rob Folin of Folin Vineyards, Upper Rogue Valley.
A true educator, Robert professes at SOU and wheels free and easy with information both general and technical, as the wine flows. He impressively whipped off a quick planting and production plan for my own backyard acre, as we sipped the Super Tuscan blend. Undaunted by my persistence regarding varietals, soils and sun, yeasts, blending, and subtleties of flavor and nose, he grew steadily more inspired and informative. All in all, a highly educational, enjoyable and delicious visit! Io! Robert!
Summer tastings will feature: 2015 Sangiovese Rose—youth, fragrance and acidity balance in a dry and easy table wine, defying any expectation of sweetness in a Rose; 2015 Sauvignon Blanc—crystal clear and clean, lemony with floral notes; 2015 “Primoris” Chenin Blanc—a signature white; rounder, with a hint of sweetness; 2013 Cabernet Franc—2016 Best in Class, Cascadia Wine Competition; brightly colored with herb and fruit notes, slightly tannic, astringent mouth-feel, balanced with acidity, this will age well; 2015 Tempranillo—deliciously light and peppery for a Tempranillo; young and age-worthy; enjoyable as a highly quaffable table wine or with most any foods; 2013 “Sublimus” Super Tuscan Blend—Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, from the barrel. Nectar-rich, dried fruit essence, “sharp as tacks” on the olfactory sense.
Urban-Elegant Tasting Room is open daily noon-5 pm; check www.ledgerdavid.com for membership information and events, including barrel tastings.