Ornellaia is the youngest of the trio and, like it’s close neighbour Sassicaia, contains no Sangiovese. Instead it is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The estate, founded by Ludovico Antinori, has had a wealth of wine making experience behind it since its inception in 1985 and the consistent quality has cemented its reputation as one of the greats in the area. The 2015 vintage reveals the heat and intensity of that summer with concentration that brings a wealth of flavours to the glass. But the freshness and acidity have not been lost, ensuring that the necessary balance remains.
Founded in the mid-1980’s, Tenuta Dell’ Ornellaia, started by producing a Bordeaux blend that focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with occasional additions of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The vineyard that produces Ornellaia borders that of its famous Super Tuscan neighbour, Sassicaia in the Maremma district on the coast of Tuscany. The combination of the maritime climate and the Bordeaux grapes make this a fairly major wine and one that should be given at least 10-15 years of bottle age depending on the vintage.
Tenutta Dell’ Ornellaia also produce a second wine from the Ornellaia grapes called Le Serre Nuove, as well as Le Volte a Sangiovese blend. They also own the highly regarded Masseto vineyard.
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2015 was an excellent vintage in Bolgheri DOC
2015 was a very good vintage in Tuscany
Other 2015 Bolgheri DOC
2015 Tenuta Argentiera Argentiera: £120
2015 Sassicaia: £360
Other vintages of Ornellaia
2009 (in Magnum): £520
2010 (in Magnum): £785
Other wines from Tenuta Dell’ Ornellaia
2006 Le Serre Nuove: £75
2009 Le Serre Nuove: £60
2010 Le Serre Nuove: £69
2014 Le Serre Nuove: £60
2019 Le Volte: £23
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