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Ornellaia Poggio Alle Gazze 2017

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Poggio Alle Gazze is a white wine blend dominated by the Sauvignon Blanc grape alongside additions of Viognier, Vermentino and Verdicchio grapes. The separate lots of must are put in a combination of barriques (new and used), in steel tanks, and in concrete and oak vats. The wine was matured on the fine lees for 6 months, with regular bâttonage throughout the period, followed by the assemblage of the final blend. After a light fining, it rested an additional 12 months in the bottle before release. The high proportion of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend dominates the aromas with classic notes of citrus, tropical fruit, lifted by a subtly sweet florality. Crisp and vibrant on the palate, it offers fruit that is notably vivacious and self-confident. Quite rich and with good weight, the impressions of sweetness derived from the sur lie maturation are well balanced with the zesty acidity, which drives a mineral-laden finish of impressive length.

Wine File
Producer:
Ornellaia
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Sub Region:
IGT Toscana
Style:
White Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.13
£39.95

The Producer Ornellaia | Bolgheri

Ornellaia Bellaria Vineyard

Lodovico Antinori established Tenuta dell'Ornellaia in the early 1980s with vineyards he had inherited and recognised the potential of the Maremma region. He set about creating a great estate to make wines in the emerging Super-Tuscan mould to...

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The Region Italy | Tuscany

Tuscan Villa on hillside

Located at the top of the Italian western peninsula, Tuscany represents quintessential Italy, a beautiful mountainous region, with olive trees, vines and cypress trees populating the hillsides. The twin jewels of Tuscany are Florence and Siena and...

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The Primary Grape Sauvignon Blanc

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Sauvignon Blanc is a major white grape variety that is planted widely in Bordeaux, the Loire Valley and the New World, particularly New Zealand. If planted in cool regions on poor soils it has the classic green herbaceous flavours often reminiscent of gooseberries, green peppers,...

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