Tenuta dell’Ornallaia is an Italian wine producer in the DOC Bolgheri in Tuscany, known as a producer of “Super Tuscan” wine. Ornellaia is considered one of Italy’s leading Bordeaux-style red wines. The estate also produces a second wine, Le Serre Nuove, the blend Le Volte, the Merlot varietal labelled wine Masseto, in addition to estate production of grappa and olive oil.
In 2012, the winery’s name was changed from “Tenuta dell’Ornellaia” to “Ornellaia e Masseto”, in recognition of the increasing importance of the Merlot-based wine. The wines of Ornellaia have been a driving force behind the success of Super Tuscan wines outside of Italy, and have helped elevate the genre to high acclaim.
Le Volte dell’Ornellaia combines a Mediterranean expression of generosity with structure and complexity, reflecting the philosophy of Ornellaia. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is a fine wine for spontaneous wine lovers and needs no ceremony.
“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.”
Food pairing: Veal Milanese, Sunday roast, rich gamy flavoured of venison casserole