One of the most acclaimed Italian wineries, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is famous for crafting some of the most sought-after wines from Bolgheri. Part of the original “Super-Tuscans”, the eponymous wine, Ornellaia, is an ode to the Mediterranean character of this stretch of the Tuscan coast. Far from resting on their laurels, the winemaking team, headed by maverick estate director Axel Heinz, possess a full range of vibrant, long-lived, elegant wines that speak loudly about the potential of their unique terroir. Their range includes red wines, whites, dessert, grappa and even olive oil – all crafted with the same meticulous attention.
This wine demonstrates exceptional elegance, combining great ageing potential with immediate enjoyability. Deep ruby red in colour with purple highlights. The nose is beautifully complex, with red berries and balsamic notes indicative of Mediterranean vegetation. The tannins are silky smooth on the palate. The mouthfeel ends with a persistent finish and surprising freshness.
Serves at: 14–16°C
Food matches: Pair with tomato-based pasta or meat dishes.