2021 Ornellaia Le Volte dell'Ornellaia

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Bolgheri
Winery Tenuta dell Ornellaia
Vintage 2021
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Sangiovese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2028
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Le Volte was created based on the Ornellaia philosophy. This wine is the result of a lot of research and the choice of the best Mediterranean wine region in Tuscany. Le Volte is elegant and inviting. Characteristic are the hints of fruit aromas and a rich full flavor with an excellent long finish. Le Volte is a blended wine composed of 50% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. After the harvest, the grapes, separated by variety, went into steel vats for the fermentation and ripening process. Subsequently, the aging process was continued for a period of 10 months in 2 to 4 year old French oak barriques. These barriques have previously been used for the maturation of their top wines, the Masseto and Ornellaia. The Le Volte dell'Ornellaia is a beautiful and silky red wine that has clear notes of red cherries, blackberries, sweet spices and chocolate. The mouthfeel has a youthful freshness and makes it a pleasure to drink.

Anti pasti, pasta and meat such as pigeon, goat or suckling lamb with sage could form a nice combination with this sultry wine.

“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.” Olga Fusari – Winemaker – December 2022

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.

Vineyard for 2021 Ornellaia Le Volte dell'Ornellaia

Lodovico Antinori already had a head start at birth. The Antinoris have been among the Florentine merchant nobility for centuries and already joined the wine buyers' guild in 1385. Since then, there has always been one member of the family in the wine trade. The family estates in Tuscany were greatly expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries and the family gained a lot of experience in the winery. At the beginning of this century, she founded an influential trading company. Marquis Lodovico worked for a while in the family business, but decided to go his own way in the early 1980s. He created an extensive vineyard on Tenuta dell'Ornelllaia, a family estate in Bolgheri on the Mediterranean, 96 km from Florence.

This part of the Maremma not only has a beautiful wild nature, but is also a fertile agricultural area, a region with great potential for wine production. Lodovico's uncle, Marquis Incisa della Rochetta, had already drawn Bolgheri's attention to the wine world with his pioneering work on Tenuta San Guido and with his Sassiciaia, now regarded as one of the world's greatest red wines.

Lodovico Antinori followed in his uncle's footsteps in nearby Ornellaia, although he makes a completely different type of wine. He learned from a number of international wine authorities that the character of the Bolgheri soil resembled that of St.-Émilion and Pomerol in Bordeaux was ideal for the production of quality wine. The special feature of the Ornellaia vineyard - for Italian standards - is the high percentage of merlot. The assembly for Antinori's top wine, the red Ornellaia, contains 40% merlot. However, this grape comes into its own best at the vigna veccia (old vines) of the winery. Since 1987, this plot has supplied the raw material for a 100% Merlot cuvée called the Masseto. The grapes for this wine have been picked under a sunny September sky. After the long fermentation of 18-20 days, the wine is naturally transferred to tanks. After which a maturing process in new Barriques. The result is a wine with structure, very pure fruit and a beautiful balance.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Bolgheri
Winery Tenuta dell Ornellaia
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Promotion Tier Price
Parker rating 91
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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