Since its inception, Ornellaia’s production has been influenced and inspired by the Mediterranean character of the coast near Bolgheri. Founded in 1981, Ornellaia has helped establishing this relatively young viticultural area and it is now regarded as one of the world’s most iconic estates. Painstaking attention to details, both in the vineyards and in the winery, allows Ornellaia to release every year utterly elegant interpretations of each vintage. Nestled in the foothills near Bolgheri, Ornellaia lies just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coast. Ornellaia believes that a wine should be the most authentic expression of the terroir from which it originates and it is right here that, together with the maritime climate, the heterogeneous nature of the land and the estate – of marine, alluvial and volcanic origin – creates a distinct environment where red and white varieties can best express themselves. The importance that sustainable viticulture is an integral part of their production philosophy and is based on the economic longevity of structures and territories, the qualitative production and the enhancement of the heritage and landscape of the Bolgheri area along with its historical, cultural and ecological aspects.
Medium intense ruby red wine. The nose is rich and multifaceted, there are notes of ripe fruit in alcohol, sweet spices and balsamic tones on a well perceptible alcoholic structure that supports it. Only as a side dish aromatic herbs, accompanied by light woody references. On the palate it is very enveloping, full-bodied, fresh and with a pleasant and balsamic finish. A glass that is attentive to details, of great expression and determination.