Ornellaia 'Le Volte dell'Ornellaia' Toscana IGT 2018, Tuscany, Italy
PRESS: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 points. "Lots of big, dark fruit and a lack of water in the grapes define the unique personality of the 2017 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia. This is a highly extracted and succulent expression that delivers abundant fruit sweetness. The key to this vintage was waiting for proper ripeness, says estate manager and winemaker Axel Heinz. "The grapes continued to get smaller throughout the summer," he says. That lack of water resulted in very concentrated fruit, giving this entry-level wine a rich and modern feel as a result."
Region/Appellation: Toscana IGT
Country Hierarchy: Tuscany, Italy
Grape/Blend: 67% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Sangiovese
Food Suggestion: Main dishes featuring red meat, Meat or mushroom-based main dishes, Meat or mushroom-based pasta or rice dishes
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 14%
Son of a particularly hot, dry year, Le Volte dell’ Ornellaia 2017 is characterized by its usual deep ruby red color. A pleasant bouquet of ripe red fruits and spices is sustained on the palate by crisp acidity and an open, enveloping tannic structure.