Grapelive: Wine of the Day May 23, 2016

2015SergioMotturaPoggio2015 Sergio Mottura, Grechetto, Poggio della Costa, IGT Bianco, Lazio Italy.
The tank raised Grechetto Poggio della Costa from Sergio Mottura is a vibrant and leesy white that delivers fine detail and energy, one of the most beautiful wines made from this varietal from vines grown on volcanic soils that straddle the Umbria and Lazio regions of central Italy. Mottura also makes DOC Orvieto, also a great example of region, but this Poggio della Costa pure Grechetto is on another level with green apple, citrus blossoms, lemon/lime, summer melon, white peach and tangerine sorbet all vivid and lifted by natural acidity and terroir driven spice and saline elements from the mineral rich soils. This wine is amount medium weight and has a touch of brioche that adds texture and a sensual quality to this steely and tangy wine, it’s sublime balance and it’s hint of exotic nature make it irresistible and refreshing, drink over the next year or two. Sergio Mottura also does a Burgundy barrel aged version of Grechetto, the Latour a Civitella, named after the Louis Latour sourced French oak, this is also very much worth seeking out, it is fuller in body and seriously sexy with a Premier Cru Chablis like taste and feel, and it certainly grabs your attention, but for my tastes the Poggio della Costa Grechetto wins for it’s expressive and impressive sense of place and value.
($22 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive