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||53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot|
|Maturation||In barriques 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.|
|Bouquet||Fruity scent that is ripe and fresh at the same time, emphasized by classic balsamic and spicy hints.|
|Taste||Rich, dense, and full-bodied, with an exceptional tannic texture, dense and velvety, of great refinement, that extends throughout the mouth. The long finish concludes with a feeling of firmness and finely spiced hints.|
|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.
Longevity 15-20 years.