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Le Volte dell’Ornellaia Toscana IGT

2015

In a Nutshell

Ornellaia's "must try" red.

Tasting Notes

Rarely do we find a perfect balance between the various components of the wine, from the deep ruby colour, to the crisp and fresh fruity hints with an ideally meaty texture, supported by silky, smooth tannins, devoid of any harsh edge. 2015 provided this with a warm and sunny summer, but with a cool, dry weather during the harvest.

Production Notes

The different varietals were fermented separately in small steel tanks to maintain their varietal characteristics intact. The alcoholic fermentation was followed by malolactic fermentation, again in steel tanks. The wine was then aged for 10 months, partly in barrique used for Ornellaia and partly in cement tanks, to obtain the perfect balance between tannic structure and an expression of fresh fruit.

Grape Blend

67%

Merlot

20%

Cabernet Sauvignon

13%

Sangiovese

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 Volte Toscana IGT

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Vintage

2015

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese

Closure

Cork

£22.00

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