Le Volte 2017, dell' Ornellaia

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Le Volte is an early drinking red from Ornellaia, based on Merlot with some Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Few vintages have expressed all the virtues of the Tuscan coast's climate as eloquently as 2016. An almost perfect combination of sunshine, warm summer days and cool nights, with just about enough rain to slow down the vine's growth without making them suffer from drought have led to one of the purest expressions of Le Volte.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
67% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Sangiovese
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Region:
Country:
Italy
Sub Region:
Bolgheri
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2028
Closure Type:
Cork
£25.00
 

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Lodovico knows wines well and chose an idyllic site in the hills near Bolgheri to create his own magnificent property, beautifully positioned next to the Sassicaia vineyards on gentle slopes above the coastal plain. He set about creating a great estate to make wines in the emerging Super-Tuscan mould to rival the best wines in the world. Instead of planting Sangiovese, he planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, as well as Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. A massive investment was made and an impressive winery was built in the Californian style. Work continues today extending the winery and the initial desire to fully integrate the structures into the landscape has resulted in a beautiful and harmonious building. Lodovico developed and nurtured the estate for over a decade before passing the baton to the very successful joint ownership of Marchese de' Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi which has today metamorphosed into ownership by Tenuta di Toscana, a company controlled by Marchesi de'Frescobaldi.

Tasting Notes

“Lots of big, dark fruit and a lack of water in the grapes define the unique personality of the 2017 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia. This is a highly extracted and succulent expression that delivers abundant fruit sweetness. The key to this vintage was waiting for proper ripeness, says estate manager and winemaker Axel Heinz. "The grapes continued to get smaller throughout the summer," he says. That lack of water resulted in very concentrated fruit, giving this entry-level wine a rich and modern feel as a result.” 92 Points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

Food Matches

Enjoy with ribeye steak!