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Castello di Volpaia White Blend Toscana IGT Bianco 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This has a nose dominated by sweet, pear rich, Chardonnay fruit with a touch of floral/herbal Sauvignon Blanc high tones. With air this reveals a nice chalky minerality and the fruit rounds out with a nice white peach note. On entry this is a touch soft and chardonnay dominated but gains a nice sweet pea flower tone on the mid-palate where it gains a nice snap and leads to a mineral flecked backend and finish with notes of pea shoot, apple and cashew. A bit different but well balanced blend. 87pts

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Castello di Volpaia:
Just as in the 12th Century, the village itself still plays an essential role in our wine and oil production. The interiors of its ancient houses, churches, underground passages and deconsecrated churches have been discreetly converted into wine cellars, bottling plants and olive presses up to the ceiling in the latest equipment and all connected by an amazing underground "wineduct." Thus... Read more
Just as in the 12th Century, the village itself still plays an essential role in our wine and oil production. The interiors of its ancient houses, churches, underground passages and deconsecrated churches have been discreetly converted into wine cellars, bottling plants and olive presses up to the ceiling in the latest equipment and all connected by an amazing underground "wineduct." Thus Volpaia is not just another magnificent tourist attraction, but a thriving hive of activity whose inhabitants are all directly or indirectly involved in the winery. Volpaia is committed to Organic farming and is certified organic for all its wines. But the environmetal project of Volpaia is much wider: - the genetical differences of all its indigenous Sangiovese clones are preserved into a special collection, a selected parcel were 22 different clones are grown on three different rootstock - all the winery i located within the ancient buildings of the village preserving the integrity of the architectural inheritage of Volpaia rather than builind new facilities - all the workers of Volpaia live in the village where the winery has ronovated appartmens for the employees Read less

Editorial Reviews for Castello di Volpaia White Blend Toscana IGT Bianco

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,967
3.50 5
12/07/2009

This has a nose dominated by sweet, pear rich, Chardonnay fruit with a touch of floral/herbal Sauvignon Blanc high tones. With air this reveals a nice chalky minerality and the fruit rounds out with a nice white peach note. On entry this is a touch soft and chardonnay dominated but gains a nice sweet pea flower tone on the mid-palate where it gains a nice snap and leads to a mineral flecked backend and finish with notes of pea shoot, apple and cashew. A bit different but well balanced blend. 87pts




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