Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
75cl * 14.5% * Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
Founded in 1981, Ornellaia is now one of the most iconic wineries in the world, thanks to knock-out wines like this. Made with the same passion and attention to detail as the estate's flagship wine, the second wine of 'super Tuscan' producers Ornellaia, 'Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia' combines approachability and complexity of flavour with proven ageing potential. Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia was introduced in 1997 and is made from fruit from younger vines, with a higher percentage of Merlot.
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 115 hectares of vineyards benefit from a unique combination of maritime climate and a complex mosaic of marine, alluvial and volcanic soils. All the grapes are hand picked, de-stemmed and gently crushed before being fermented in stainless-steel vats, each variety separately. The wine is cellared for 15 months, blended after the first 12 months and then returned to barrels for a further three months. After bottling, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia is aged for an additional six months prior to release.
“Deep ruby red colour, with purple highlights, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2020 clearly reveals an evident and generous aromatic expression, characterised by scents of ripe red fruit. The wine is smooth, rounded and enveloping, but full-bodied and substantial at the same time, showing great balance between structure, fullness and elegance.” Olga Fusari – Winemaker
"This muscular red is saturated with cherry, plum, vanilla and earth flavors. As solid and sinewy as the tannic structure is, the fruit matches it step by step on the long finish." 92 points, Wine Spectator
"A generous and darkly toned red blend that has the extra fruit fiber, sweetness and generous plumpness of a warm vintage. The fullness of the fruit is on full display, but in a very relaxed and natural manner. The wine never feels like too much. The tannins are yielding and velvety, and this purebred Tuscan red wraps thickly over the palate. It's poised for near- and medium-term drinking." 93 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
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