Gagliole - Il Bianco 2017
One of my fave white wines from Tuscany. Check out also their splendid red wines.
Gagliole - Il Bianco 2017 (89 tsomw points)
A blend of Procanico, Chardonnay and Malvasia. A great wine to be matched with food.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a pale yellow color with light golden reflections.
On the nose aromas of melon, pineapple and apricot with nice balanced hints of barrique.
On the palate solid and light creamy. It is full-bodied, mouth-filling and round. Perfect balanced with a quite impressive aftertaste. Flavours of stone fruit, vanilla, herbs and light pepper.
About the winery:
Monika and Thomas Bär, a noted gallery manager and a Swiss lawyer and banker, respectively, decided to settle in Gagliole in order to return to Tuscany where they met. Over the years, their love of good wine became a true passion that has blossomed into the production of native and international varietals that express the character of their microclimate. The yellow-brownish color of the soil up close becomes the distinct shades of argillaceous loam: it is the argillite that embraces and nurtures the vines.
This mineral-poor soil contains just the right amount of humus to give the wine soft, pleasant tones. The delicate balance between soil and climate is the ideal model for crafting elegant wines that reflect this great winemaking patrimony. The cellar is marked by a balance between the modern and the ancient that allows the fruit to be transformed into a great wine. Only state-of-the-art technology is used here and the fermenting vats are temperature controlled. Every year, half of the barriques are replaced in this underground cellar.
At the moment they are building their new winecellar. Big Cheers