Ornellaia delivers again, even with this 3rd wine, combining opulence and generosity with structure and complexity. Juicy black cherry, lavender, spice, menthol and chocolate provide immediate appeal and drinkability.
This is a Merlot led blend, with "Other Italian varieties"... but exactly what appears to be a state secret (!). Aged for 10 months in a combination of stainless steel tanks and oak barrels previously used for the flagship wine, Ornellaia.
Located in the foothills near Bolgheri, Ornellaia was established in 1981 and released its first vintage, 1985, in 1988. Since its inception, Ornellaia has been crafting iconic wines that aim at representing the most authentic expressions of the terroir from which it originates and the character of each year. The extensive parcels of vineyards that create the estate fit well into an unspoilt landscape resulting in a work of extraordinary beauty, complexity and elegance. Together with the maritime climate, the heterogeneous nature of the land and the estate – of marine, alluvial and volcanic origin – creates a distinct environment where red and white varieties can best express themselves. Sustainable viticulture is an integral part of Ornellaia’s production philosophy and is based on the economic longevity of structures and territories, the qualitative production and the enhancement of the heritage and landscape of the Bolgheri area along with its historical, cultural and ecological aspects.
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