Ornellaia Le Volte 2018
True to its name, Le Volte is as smooth and gorgeous as liquid velvet. It’s an exciting twist on a Super Tuscan blend that is undeniably good and favours the wine adventurers.
One of the most acclaimed Italian wineries, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is famous for crafting some of the most sought-after wines from Bolgheri. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia combines a generous Mediterranean expression with structure and complexity, reflecting the philosophy of Ornellaia. It’s a fine wine for spontaneous wine lovers and needs no ceremony.
Comprises a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 40% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The different varietals were manually harvested and then go through a double sorting selection. The grapes are then 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.
Ruby red colour. The bouquet is dominated by dark and red berry fruits, with delicate floral, vanilla and tobacco spicy notes. The dry palate is complex and well-structured, with fine tannins and a smooth texture balanced by a sublime acidity. Blackberry, blackcurrant, cherry and raspberry fruit flavours pop out in the mouth, but each sip ends with a gently warm and spicy finish.
“Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2018 perfectly reflects the characteristics of the vintage, revealing great elegance and balance. Its nose is wonderfully complex, very fruity with delicate floral and spicy notes. The tannic and smooth texture is striking on the palate, ending in a crisp and lively finish.” — Olga Fusari, Winemaker.