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Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove Bolgheri Rosso DOC

2015

In a Nutshell

Ornellaia's stunning second wine.

Tasting Notes

This wine has a refined structure with supple and ripe plummy fruit characters and wonderful length. Complex and savoury, with excellent definition, it reflects the qualities of a great terroir and offers excellent ageing potential but can be enjoyed three or four years from release. Drink 2017 to 2030

Producer - Ornellaia

When Ornellaia’s founder Marchese Lodovico Antinori planned to start his own wine estate, he had a pretty impressive example to follow within his own family. His brother Piero had helped their cousin Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta to transform Tenuta San Guido from a limited producer of Bordeaux-style red wine into the winemaker behind the first great Super-Tuscan, Sassicaia. From the start, the plan was based on not deviating too far from a winning formula. The Marchese acquired property adjoining the San Guido estate to the south, in the coastal hills of Bolgeri, west of Siena. Like his familial neighbours, he eschewed Tuscany’s favourite grape, Sangiovese, in favour of planting Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. However, he did stray from the recipe a little by planting Sauvignon Blanc too.

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Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove Bogheri Rosso DOC

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Vintage

2015

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Merlot

Closure

Cork

£45.50

Press Quotes & Awards

Wonderful depth of fruit to this wine with blackcurrants, spices, mints and flowers. Full body, firm and silk tannins and a fresh finish. Tight and polished red. This needs another three of four years to come together but shows style and beauty. Superb second wine from Ornellaia. 94 Points

James Suckling

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