The title Ornellaia is synonymous with wonderful winemaking and an genuine expression of the great thing about Tuscany. Located alongside the Tuscan shoreline, a brief distance from the medieval city of Bolgheri, the long-lasting wine property is dwelling to Ornellaia Bolgheri DOC Superiore and Ornellaia Bianco, in addition to second vin Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia, Le Volte dell’Ornellaia and the white Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia, the 2020 classic of which makes its debut this September, together with the Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia Ambassadors e book venture that pays homage to this lovely wine.
Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia owes its elegant Mediterranean type to the particular microclimate that distinguishes the Ornellaia property. The 2020 classic was characterised by a wet but gentle winter. “The sooner harvest and the absence of explicit water stress, because of the water reserves gathered in June, enabled the grapes to convey all their hallmark aromas, particularly the Sauvignon Blanc,” mentioned Ornellaia Property Director Axel Heinz of this explicit wine. Heinz admits that in Tuscany, wine is usually considered purple by definition. “And but with a transparent imaginative and prescient, affected person analysis into one of the best soil and facet, an acceptable choice of the varieties to be planted and a continuing dedication to cultivating the vines with care and a focus, we’re sure that the genius loci of this distinctive land can be conveyed within the straw yellow shade of our white wines.”
“With this brilliant straw yellow shade, Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia 2020 shows lovely fragrant complexity on the nostril: woodland and white flowers, accompanied by white peach, sage and natural notes, are launched within the glass,” mentioned winemaker Olga Fusari. “On tasting, the wine fills the palate with class and decisiveness, exhibiting the appropriate stability between freshness, acidity and density. The end is vibrant, lasting and on the savory facet.”
Fusari’s winemaking and getting old should help fairly the stability that distinguishes Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia, along with accentuating the feel, with out making it heavier. In so doing, the intense colours and refined aromas are saved intact. The sensible winemaking selections are geared toward buying extra stability, layers of complexity that enable the wine to face up to the take a look at of time and reveal its deepest soul and the final word expression of the terroir with the passing of the years. The wine is made by gently urgent the grapes, adopted by the choice to decant and permit half the wine to age in metal tanks, whereas the remaining half ages in barriques. The wine subsequently spends six months on the lees with bâtonnage.
Cooks Daniele and Andrea Zazzeri of La Pineta in Marina di Bibbona
The discharge of the 2020 classic is accompanied by the Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia Ambassadors e book venture whereby culinary ambassadors from all through Italy have been chosen for his or her creativity and for the standard of their dishes that pair brilliantly with Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia. Every recipe is an homage to the Mediterranean Sea and Italian excellence.Collaborating within the venture are Daniele and Andrea Zazzeri, La Pineta in Marina di Bibbona; Gennaro Esposito, La Torre del Saracino in Vico Equense; Andrea Migliaccio and Salvatore Elefante, Il Riccio in Capri; Emanuele Riccobono, Ristorante Zagara in Sciacca; Pietro d’Agostino, La Capinera in Taormina; Enzo Florio, Da Tuccino in Polignano a Mare; Roberto Gatto, Cip’s Membership in Venice; Domenico Soranno, Langosteria in Paraggi; and eventually, Antonio Colaianni, Ristorante Ornellaia in Zurich.
Chef Gennaro Esposito of La Torre del Saracino in Vico Equense
Cooks Andrea Migliaccio and Salvatore Elefante of Il Riccio in Capri
Chef Emanuele Riccobono of Ristorante Zagara in Sciacca
Chef Pietro d’Agostino of La Capinera in Taormina
Chef Enzo Florio of Da Tuccino in Polignano a Mare
Chef Roberto Gatto of Cip’s Membership in Venice
Chef Domenico Soranno of Langosteria in Paraggi
Chef Antonio Colaianni of Ristorante Ornellaia in Zurich
Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia 2020 shall be obtainable within the U.S. market in September, and is imported solely into the U.S. by VINTUS at a instructed retail value of $82.
Photographs courtesy of Ornellaia