2016 Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy

2016 Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy

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2016 Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy

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A Tuscan white blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino and Viognier, the Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia is reminiscent of the very best white Bordeaux. This wine shows the warmth of Bolgheri and the winemaking finesse of Ornellaia; ripe guava and lime dominate the nose, with the Vermentino and Viognier adding a floral, peachy lift. Age and lees stirring have added a creamy texture to the palate, and extra complexity on the finish. This is a beautiful, mature Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy now.

Drink now – 2025

Barbara Drew MW, Content Officer, Berry Bros. & Rudd (May 2022)

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Critics reviews

James Suckling92/100

Attractive aromas of dried peaches, apples and white pepper with hints of hot stones, following through to a medium to full body, layers of fruit and a fresh and clean finish. I like the brightness and salinity. Drink now.

James Suckling, jamessuckling (Sep 2018) Read more

Jeb Dunnuck92/100

A slightly tweaked blend of 81% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Vermentino, 6% Viognier, 3% Verdicchio, the 2016 Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia is another powerful white from this estate that offers beautiful Meyer lemon, green herbs, honeyed minerality, and just a hint of tropical fruit. As with the 2017, it's medium to full-bodied, has building richness, and good acidity, all of which point to wine that's going to shine on the dinner table.

Drink 2019 - 2024

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (Jan 2019) Read more

About this WINE

Ornellaia

Ornellaia

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is located in one of the world’s most exciting wine regions: Bolgheri. A breathtaking avenue lined by towering cypress trees leads inland from the Aurelia, the old Roman coastal road, up to the walls of Bolgheri’s medieval hamlet. From the village the view extends far out to sea and on a clear day the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago and Corsica can be seen.

The mild maritime climate and  the lush Mediterranean vegetation leave an imprint upon the character of the wines. Tenuta dell’Ornellaia's unique territory guides all aspects of production: limited quantities to ensure maximum quality, attention to every detail, selective hand harvesting, microvinification and ageing.

Ornellaia is a Cabernet/Merlot wine blend. Masseto is made entirely from Merlot - it is a model of rich, silky elegance and has rapidly become a modern classic.

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Bolgheri

Bolgheri

Bolgheri is a new DOC in the coastal Maremma region which first rose to prominence during the 1970s with the emergence of the so-called Super Tuscan wines like Ornellaia and Sassicaia. These new ventures had rocked the DOC establishment by using high proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, opting out of the DOC system and relabeling their wines as simply Vino da Tavola (table wine). 

Having won universal acclaim and exchanging hands for unprecedented prices (higher even than Tuscany's finest examples), the authorities relented and awarded Bolgheri its own DOC. The actions of the Super Tuscans inspired a generation in Italy, even if some of the wines here have lost a little of their lustre since.

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Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

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