Ornellaia Poggio alla Gazze dell’Ornellaia Toscana IGT 2020
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The Ornellaia Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia Toscana IGT 2020 is a unique, Mediterranean-style white blend crafted by Olga Fusari, the winemaker. This expression of this exquisite wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Viognier and Verdicchio. A gift of nature, the estate’s unique microclimate allows for the wine to retain its elegant structure along with ripe fruit aromas and flavours. When poured, Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia reveals a bright straw-yellow colour as well as riveting aromas of boxwood, white flowers, sage, white peach and aromatic herbs. The palate enjoys a beautiful balance of acidic freshness and density while the finish is lively, persistent, and with a nice tanginess.
Thanks to the generous rain received in the spring of 2020, the Sauvignon grapes have been able to reach full maturity, revealing delicate, herbal and citrus scents in this lively and vibrant wine. The Sauvignon blended with the Vermentino, Viognier and Verdicchio creates luscious flavours of white grapefruit, flavors of crystallized pineapple, sage and lemongrass. The texture is most enjoyable as a creamy mid-palate flesh is felt alongside bright and integrated acidity. The finish is particularly notable and refreshing with tones of lime and lemon that linger on the palate.
The influences of climatic conditions can be greatly felt when tasting this wine. The cooler-than-normal temperates of the area has allowed for the aromas and flavours to be more intense and the acidity to be vibrant. The abundant rain ensured there was enough hydration to keep the vines refreshed, enabling them to reach full development.
As a result, the Ornellaia 2020 Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia offers a unique experience with a pleasing balance between acidic freshness and complexity. It is a food-friendly wine that pairs perfectly with oysters, and is sure to bring brightness to any dinner table. It is an excellent expression of Olga Fusari’s winemaking skills.
Blend: 69% Sauvignon Blanc, 22% Vermentino, 5% Viognier, 4% Verdicchio
Wine & Spirits
What does Ornellaia Poggio alla Gazze dell'Ornellaia Toscana IGT 2020 taste like?
leather, earthy, smoke
oak, vanilla, baking spice
apple, green apple, pear
plum, blackcurrant, black fruit
pepper, mint, white pepper
citrus, lemon, lemon zest
cheese, cream, oil
tomato, grass, asparagus
fig, dried fruit, dried apricot
tropical, pineapple, mango
lavender, dried flowers, perfume
Food Pairing with Ornellaia Poggio alla Gazze dell'Ornellaia Toscana IGT 2020
Winemaker of Ornellaia Poggio alla Gazze dell'Ornellaia Toscana IGT 2020
Toscana IGT, the renowned Italian wine region, stands as a symbol of freedom and innovation in the world of winemaking. Located in the heart of Tuscany, it encompasses all ten provinces of this historic region, granting winemakers the artistic license to create a wide spectrum of wines.
The history of Toscana IGT is deeply intertwined with the rebel spirit of Italian winemakers in the 1960s. Dissatisfied with the rigid regulations of the newly introduced DOC system, these vintners chose individuality and quality over conformity. Their defiance led to the birth of the "Super Tuscan" wines, characterized... Read More