Ornellaia Bolgheri D.O.C Superiore the iconic and world-famous Super-Tuscan red wine from top producer Ornellaia. This prestigious wine is potent and complex and will develop and improve over the next many years.
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|Classification||Bolgheri D.O.C. Superiore|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, 14% Cabernet Franc|
|Pairs with||Enjoy with red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The Ornellaia production philosophy revolves around an obsession with excellence – at all levels. Every choice made is of absolute importance and implies an all-consuming attention to detail. At no point in the production process are shortcuts allowed or tolerated in order to succeed harvesting grapes and producing wines that are of the very highest quality irrespective of the climatic conditions in any particular year.
The grape clusters were hand-picked, then sorted by hand and finally softly crushed. Each grape variety and single vineyard block was vinified separately. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for two weeks, followed by 10-15 days of maceration on the skins. The malolactic fermentation took place mainly in oak barrels. The wine then remained in barriques, in Ornellaia’s temperaturecontrolled cellars for about 18 months. After the first 12 months of maturation, the wine was assembled and then returned to the barriques for an additional 6 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 12 months prior to release.
Colour: Dense, vibrant ruby red
Bouquet: On the nose splendid aromatic complexity built around a limpid and brilliant fruitiness, underscored by refined spicy and balsamic notes.
Taste: The mouth develops vibrant and complex fruity nuances framed by a dense, slender structure with tannins that attain a rare harmony between firmness and fleshiness, concluding with a long balanced and fresh finish.
Longevity 20+ years.