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Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri 2019

Bolgheri Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 14,5%
  • Origin: Bogheri/ Tuscany/Italy
  • Grapes: 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 17% Petit Verdot

Description

The Ornellaia Estate was originally founded by Marchese Lodovico Antinori in 1981. Robert Mondavi acquired the full control of Ornellaia and later sold 50% of his shares to Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi. Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, following the sale of Robert Mondavi Corporation to Constellation Brands, then subsequently acquired the remaining 50% share. Marchese Ferdinando Frescobaldi is appointed chairman. For 700 years the Frescobaldi family has combined tradition, experience and innovation with creativity and the pursuit of excellence. The family has always looked to develop and celebrate the diversity of Tuscany’s terroir, being proud owners of some of the greatest vineyards in this region.

A blend of 54% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2019 is a chiselled, complex and elegant expression of the Bolgheri special terroir.

All the grapes were hand-picked, de-stemmed and gently crushed. Vinifcation of each variety happened separately, with alcoholic fermentation taking place in stainless steel at temperatures between 26- 30°C for two weeks, followed by maceration for a total of about 10-15 days. Malolactic fermentation was completed after it was racked into barriques. The wine remained in Ornellaia’s temperature-controlled cellar for a further 15 months. It was assembled after the first 12 months and then reintroduced in the barrels for a further 3 months. After bottling, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia was aged for an additional six months prior to release.

'With its usual intense colour, Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia 2019 has a nose full of fresh notes of ripe red fruits, accompanied by a lively balsamic vein with aromatic hints of cypress and eucalyptus berries. The wine is soft and silky in the mouth, filling it with an elegant tannic texture and a sapid and persistent finish'

Olga Fusari, Winemaker

'A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2019 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia shows a greater degree of focus and detail compared to the previous vintage that I tasted at the same time. This wine reveals the sharp contours and etched character of the Cabernet Franc, especially with black licorice and black pepper. The results are linear and pure. Elegant fruit notes of blackberry and dark currant add to the thick layering of the wine.'

94 Points, Wine Advocate - Monica Larner