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Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2018

Needs no ceremony.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot
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BODY: Medium +
Medium +

Origin: Tuscany (Bolgheri, Chianti, Brunello & More), Italy

Grape Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot




Pair with red meat mains, seasoned game, or aged cheeses.

Oxtail soup, lamb kebab, beef cubes


Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore has a natural style that needs no ceremony. Its intense and dark colour heralds a wine of beautiful concentration. Incredible depth on the complex nose releases aromas of black fruit, sweet tobacco and vanilla. Full-bodied and dry, the palate reveals great balance, a pleasant freshness as well as ripe and firm tannins. Rich blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours with endless layers of coffee, tobacco, chocolate and oak spice. Closes in a powerful and long finish. Beyond impressive

One of the most highly acclaimed Italian wineries, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is famous for crafting some of the most sought-after wines from Bolgheri. Semi-concealed in the foothills near Bolgheri, Ornellaia lies just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coast. During the summer months, the cool sea breeze caresses the vineyards and nearby olive groves, whilst the hills provide protection from the cold north winds in winter. Ornellaia believes that a wine should be the most authentic expression of the unique terroir it originates from. The maritime climate, the heterogeneous nature of the land and the estate – of marine, alluvial and volcanic origin – creates a distinct environment where red and white varieties can best express themselves

The cuvée is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from Ornellaia's vineyards. Manual harvesting of the different varietals then double sorting selection, destemming and a soft crushing. The vinification of each grape variety and single vineyard block occurs separately. Fermentation in stainless steel and concrete tanks at temperatures below 25°C for a week. Next is a 10–15 day maceration period. Malolactic fermentation takes place in oak barrels, 70% new and 30% second fill. The wine then remains in barriques and ages for about 18 months in Ornellaia's temperature-controlled cellars. After the first 12 months of maturation, the wine is assembled and then returned to the barriques for an additional 6 months. After bottling, the wine ages for a further 12 months before release.