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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Ornellaia Bianco
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Ornellaia Bianco 2015

Bolgheri, Tuscany, ItalyThe 2015 Ornellaia Bianco, year two of this wine, is 100 percent sauvignon blanc. The fruit selection is specific, from vineyard sites that face north. The soils are predominately sand and clay. The growing season was almost uniformly typical and not an issue in 2015. You can expect an open, mature nose of lees and citrus notes and subtle vanilla undertones, à la white Bordeaux. The palate is full-bodied, the fruit juicy and weighty with more salty, leesy, citrus, guava notes, with a clean, fresh underbelly and lightly toasted oak finish. There is no malolactic fermentation. Ready to drink.Tasted: 18 April 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: CDN 240.00 restaurant only now Producer: Tenuta dell'OrnellaiaDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc