Ornellaia Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia 2016
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Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia, owes its elegant Mediterranean style to the Estate’s unique microclimate. This gift of nature allows Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia, with its predominance of Sauvignon Blanc, to display a firm structure and ripe fruit while maintaining great finesse.
This is a terrific vintage for white wines along the Tuscan coast, and the 2016 Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia absolutely hits all the high notes. The blend sees anywhere from 70% to 80% Sauvignon Blanc with Viognier and Vermentino in supporting roles. Every once in a while, a dash of Verdicchio is thrown in for good measure. Some 35,000 bottles are produced. This wine is beautifully snappy, tonic and fresh. The effect is especially successful in terms of the palate, where the wine revives and refreshes but not in a banal way. There is enough complexity here-with passion fruits, garden greens, spring flowers and sweet almonds-to keep your attention, sip after sip. This is a profoundly inviting and satisfying wine.
This is rich and aromatic, offering floral, peach, gooseberry and light grassy aromas and flavors. Balanced and long, with a mouthwatering, saline finish. Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Vermentino. Drink now through 2021. 250 cases imported.
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