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Ornellaia

Italy Tuscany

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Name: Ornellaia
Foundation year: 1981
Address: Address 57022 Castagneto Carducci (LI), Italy
Growing area: Tuscany
Vineyard: 115 ha
Managing Director: Axel Heinz
Oenologist: Axel Heinz
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Work time:
8:30 - 13:00 14:00 - 17:30
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Ornellaia
The winery is located in the municipality of Bolgheri in the Italian wine-growing region of Toskana. It was founded by Ludovico Antinori (a younger brother of the famous Piero) in 1981. The oenologist...

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0.75 L
2017 Bolgheri Superiore DOC Ornellaia "Solare"
94 WP - excellent What our ratings mean
Editor note: Firm and deep, multi-layered bouquet of predominantly black berries and some cherries with peppery a...
 
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2018 Bolgheri DOC Le Serre Nuove
92 WP - excellent What our ratings mean
Up to 50.00 €
Editor note: Firm, quite deep, tart scent of ripe black berries with a touch of cherries, some dried herbs, nuts,...
 
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2018 Toscana IGT Le Volte
89 WP - very good What our ratings mean
Up to 25.00 €
Editor note: Astringent, rather firm scent of dark berries and a little cherry with slightly dried herbaceous and...
 
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2008 Bolgheri DOC Le Serre Nuove
89 WP - very good What our ratings mean
Editor note: Slightly developed, slightly ethereal bouquet of very ripe, partly preserved predominantly black ber...
 
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2014 Bolgheri Superiore DOC "Ornellaia"
93 WP - excellent What our ratings mean
Translate to English Editor note: Fester, herber, noch verschlossen wirkender, aber dennoch schon Tiefe anzeigender, minziger und leic...
 
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2013 Bolgheri Superiore DOC Ornellaia
93 WP - excellent What our ratings mean
Translate to English Editor note: Klarer, recht tiefer, sehr fester Duft nach reifen schwarzen Beeren und etwas Kirschen mit moderaten...

The winery is located in the municipality of Bolgheri in the Italian wine-growing region of Tuscany. It was founded by Ludovico Antinori (a younger brother of the famous Piero) in 1981. The oenologists André Tchelistcheff (1901-1994) and Michel Rolland acted as advisors when the first vineyards were planted (previously forest and pasture land) and the winery was built. The Hungarian oenologist Tibor Gál (1958-2005) was cellar master for several years. The first vintage was in 1985, and the first wines were marketed in 1988. In 2002, the winery was acquired in equal parts by the multinationals Mondavi (California) and Frescobaldi (Italy). After the sale of Mondavi in 2005 to Constellation Brands, Frescobaldi exercised the right of first refusal and took over 100% of Ornellaia. In 2012, the winery name was changed from "Tenuta dell'Ornellaia" to "Ornellaia e Masseto". Axel Heinz is responsible as estate director and enologist.

Bolgheri - Weinberg Bellaria Alta (Ornellaia) bei Marina di Bibbona

The vineyards cover 97 hectares of vines on stony, calcareous soil. They are located near the Ligurian coast in the immediate vicinity of the Sassicaia area (Bolgheri Sassicaia). They are planted with the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Petit Manseng. The vineyards are cultivated according to ecological conditions in order to preserve biodiversity (species diversity) while taking sustainability into account. This includes cover crop The vineyards are cultivated in a sustainable manner, with as little earthmoving as possible, the use of natural fertilisers and the avoidance of herbicides. During the grape harvest, the order in which the grapes are harvested is determined by analysis and tasting. The method of vinification of each plot is determined by the maturity of the tannins. Only high quality grapes, free of all plant residues, are processed through selective selection.

The about 80 basic wines are fermented separately per vineyard in different tanks and are ripening for 12 months in French barriques. The red wine "Ornellaia" is cuveted in Bordeaux style from the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Besides the Sassicaia, this wine also contributed to the Rosso becoming a DOC wine in the Bolgheri area. The second wine is called "Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia". The product range also includes the Toscana IGT wines "Ornellaia Bianco" (Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier), "Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia" (mainly Sauvignon Blanc), "Le Volte dell'Ornellaia" (Marlot, Sangiovese, CS) as well as the single-vineyard Merlot "Masseto", named after the seven-hectare vineyard in Bolgheri. Since the 2006 vintage, as a protection against wine adulteration, the bottles are equipped with the RFID system, which allows the traceability of the distribution and guarantees the authenticity. Grappa and olive oil are also produced.

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