HDH Wine

2016 Poggio alle Gazze Sauvignon Blanc, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Toscana IGT

$82.00 per Bottle


1 Bottle




"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." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 09/06/2018)

Rating: 92+
Drink from: 2018-2021

"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." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 09/11/2018)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2018

"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." Wine Spectator
(WS, 07/31/2018)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2018-2021

"Very potent nose, with the waxy, honeyed combination of ripe Sauvignon with generous new oak. An enjoyable mid-point between Graves and Napa – full and showy, with lower acidity than most white Bordeaux, but without the candied fruit of California. Pulls no punches." Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 01/23/2019)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2018-2020

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