2017 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy
Producers of one of Italy's most celebrated Bordeaux-inspired wines, Ornellaia created Le Volte as an approachable, early-drinking 'super-Tuscan' blend, marrying Bordeaux varieties with the local Sangiovese.
“Son of a particularly hot, dry year, Le Volte dell’ Ornellaia 2017 is characterised by its usual deep ruby red colour. A pleasant bouquet of ripe red fruits and spices is sustained on the palate by crisp acidity and an open, enveloping tannic structure.” Olga Fusari, Winemaker
The different varietals 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 for Ornellaia and partly in cement tanks, to obtain the perfect balance between tannic structure and an expression of fresh fruit.
Wine is due to be shipped to the UK in June, 2019.