First wine of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, it is a favourite amongst wine lovers. This Super Tuscan truly expresses its terroir and vintage and has achieved full ripeness for both sugar and tannins. Less intense on the nose than usual due to a cooler vintage, the 2012 has a lot of ripe dark cherry fruits and toasty oak. The palate if full bodied with fine tannin and crisp acidity.
“A tight and silky red with compacted fruit and tannin texture featuring blackcurrant, mushroom and bark undertones. Full body, firm tannins and a minerally finish. Excellent structure and mouthfeel. A cooler style of Ornellaia, bringing it back to the classicism of this celebrated region. Bordeaux blend. Better in 2018.” – 97 pts James Suckling August 2015
Italian still red wine from Bolgheri in Tuscany Italy made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
First vines at Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia were planted in 1982 on the foothills around Bolgheri. Facing the Mediterranean coast, this estate enjoys maritime breeze that cool down the vineyards, and a myriad of individual parcels well suited for the growth of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. They believe wines should truly express their terroir and their vintage and are obsessed with optimum harvest time in order to achieve full ripeness for both sugar and tannins. As a result, their wines have become a favourite amongst wine lovers. View our selection.
The 97 hectares of vines are split in two neighbouring locations on the original property and at “Bellaria”, a newly developed area northeast of Bolgheri. The estate is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Grapes are very carefully selected and each plot is fermented separately. The first wine is usually aged for 12 months in French oak barrel.
Ornellaia (first wine), a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, Masseto, 100 percent Merlot, Le Serre Nuove (second wine), Le Volte (third wine), Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia (dry white) and Ornus dell’Ornellaia (sweet wine).