Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
75cl * 14% * Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
Founded in 1981, Ornellaia is now one of the most iconic wineries in the world. Nestled in the foothills near Bolgheri, the estate lies just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coast. During the summer months, cool sea breeze caress the vineyards and nearby olive groves, while during the winter the hills provide protection from the cold north winds.
The Merlot, Cabernet, Sangiovese were fermented separately in small steel tanks to maintain their varietal characteristics. The alcoholic fermentation was followed by malolactic fermentation again, in steel tanks. The wine was then aged for 10 months, partly in barrique used previously for the estate's flagship wine 'Ornellaia', and partly in concrete tanks, to obtain the perfect balance between tannic structure and an expression of fresh fruit.
Winemaker Olga Fusari says of the third wine of Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, “with its signature ruby red hue and purple tinges, Le Volte dell’Ornellaia displays lively red fruit aromas alongside light spiciness. The wine is well balanced across all components on the palate, blending smooth tannins with refreshing acidity that lends crunchiness to this enjoyable wine."
Drinking window: 2023 - 2032