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Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia's flagship wine, was first produced with vintage 1985. Produced in limited quantities, Ornellaia has constantly received top ratings from the most influential opinion leaders around the world.

Selecting only the best quality fruit in the vineyards, the clusters were carefully hand-picked. The grapes were then given a gentle pressing, and each separate grape variety and each vineyard block was fermented separately, for a total of 66 different base wines. The wines remained in barriques for 18 months in Tenuta dell'Ornellaia's temperature controlled cellars. After 12 months, the final blend was assembled from the base wines, and underwent six months of further ageing in barriques. The wine was then aged for 12 months in the bottle before release.

Additional tasting notes

Color : dark red

Nose : complex nose of black berries, spices and cedar

Mouth : rich and dense, balanced by a refined and firm tannic structure, lifted by a juicy and bright acidity

Alcohol level : 15.0%

Winemaking : 18 months in barriques

Food pairing : Fiorentina steak, Rossini tournedos, game, wild boar with porcini mushrooms and polenta, medium bodied cheese

Aging potential : 16 Years and >

Ornellaia 2011

  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Tuscany
  • Producer : Tenuta dell’Ornellaia
  • Appellation : Bolgheri Superiore DOC
  • Classification alfavin : Powerful red
    Powerful, tannic, complex and full bodied. A wine of concentration, intensity and exceptional lingering flavour. High aging potential
  • Grape : Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot
  • Content : 75 cl
  • Type : Red
  • Parker Points : 94

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