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Ezio Voyat la Gazzella 2008

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Though he made his living as an accountant for a casino, Ezio Voyat forged his legend as a producer of some of Italy's most distinctive wines. His two Moscato, the dry La Gazzella, the red blend Le Muraglie and the sweet Ambrato are truly wines of place, slightly austere and aromatic with brisk acidity balancing concentration of flavor. Like the mountains from which they come these wines can be imposing and difficult to attain but with time and effort their mysteries unfold and their charms become a warm embrace. Voyat made wine in Chambave, a hamlet in the Valle d'Aosta, his modest house and cellar within walking distance of his several acres of hillside vineyard. Ezio Voyat died in 2003 leaving his wife and daughter to carry on his sizeable winemaking legacy.Voyat named his sleek (note the tall slender bottle) 100% Moscato after his daughter Marilena, Olympic sprinter and 1980s Italian track sensation, known to her fans as the 'Gazelle.' While most Italian Moscato is vinified sweet, the late Voyat made La Gazzella dry with an uncommon depth and structure.

Region: Italy » Aosta Valley

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Winery: Ezio Voyat
Color: White
Varietal: Muscat Blanc
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External Reviews for Ezio Voyat la Gazzella

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Vintage: 2005 02/17/2011

This dry Moscato was a favorite of Ezio Voyat's. The wine is remarkably subtle on the nose for muscat, giving understated floral aromas and an array of minty and herbal notes. The palate has intriguing texture and weight that seem to further explain the pride Voyat took in creation. Ezio Voyat named his sleek 100% Moscato after his daughter Marilena, Olympic sprinter and 1980s Italian track sensation, known to her fans as the "Gazelle."


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Vintage: NV 08/01/2008

This dry Moscato was a favorite of Ezio Voyat's. The wine is remarkably subtle on the nose for muscat, giving understated floral aromas and an array of minty and herbal notes. The palate has intriguing texture and weight that seem to further explain the pride Voyat took in creation.


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Vintage: NV 08/01/2008

Here is a masterfully made passito with intriguing tea and dried fruit notes on the nose. Though there is no shortage of residual sugar in this bottle, the wine seems balanced due to its mouth watering acidity. The texture is extremely luscious, the finish full of sultana and dried apricot flavors.


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Vintage: NV 08/01/2008

Ezio Voyat, a legend in the world of obsure bottles, was not a winemaker by trade but spent his days as the croupier in his home town of Chambave. Discover the mystery and romance that shrowd his wines with the "Muraglie," a profound and delicate blend of Dolcetto, Petit Rouge, and Gros Vien. The wine is brambly and red fruited on the nose with pretty aromas of raspberry and raspberry seed, red currant, and cranberry. The palate is simultaneously mellow and intense , finishing with soft tannins.



Though he made his living as an accountant for a casino, Ezio Voyat forged his legend as a producer of some of Italy's most distinctive wines. His two Moscato, the dry La Gazzella, the red blend Le Muraglie and the sweet Ambrato are truly wines of place, slightly austere and aromatic with brisk acidity balancing concentration of flavor. Like the mountains from which they come these wines can be imposing and difficult to attain but with time and effort their mysteries unfold and their charms become a warm embrace. Voyat made wine in Chambave, a hamlet in the Valle d'Aosta, his modest house and cellar within walking distance of his several acres of hillside vineyard. Ezio Voyat died in 2003 leaving his wife and daughter to carry on his sizeable winemaking legacy.Voyat named his sleek (note the tall slender bottle) 100% Moscato after his daughter Marilena, Olympic sprinter and 1980s Italian track sensation, known to her fans as the 'Gazelle.' While most Italian Moscato is vinified sweet, the late Voyat made La Gazzella dry with an uncommon depth and structure.

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