Tenuta dell' Ornellaia - Ornellaia Bolgheri DOC Superiore Rosso - 2019

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The desire to promote the exceptional quality of the winery has characterized the Ornellaia philosophy since the beginning. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, Ornellaia is the authentic expression of a unique terroir developed in harmony with nature.

The year 2019 was characterized by an extremely changeable climate. Cold, rainy phases alternated with long dry and hot periods. After a relatively normal winter, budding took place in the first week of April. Vegetation development was severely hampered by cold and rainy conditions in April and May, delaying flowering by a good 10 days compared to the seasonal average. In June it suddenly became very hot and dry, with highs of 37 °C at the end of the month. The whole summer was hot and sunny, with temperatures 2°C above average and 45 consecutive days without precipitation. The long period of drought was interrupted by two days of rain in the last week of July, bringing temperatures back to seasonal averages and ideal conditions for the grapes to ripen. The grape harvest began slowly on September 5th. In the last week of September, as usual, the temperature dropped, allowing a marked finesse and aromatic freshness to be preserved. After the rain on September 21st, sunny weather prevailed again, which allowed us to harvest the late grape varieties on October 4th

After being hand-picked in 15 kg boxes, the grapes were selected both before and after destemming on double sorting tables and then gently pressed. In addition to manual sorting, optical grape sorting was introduced in 2016 to further increase the quality of the selection. Each grape variety and each vineyard plot was vinified separately. First, the one-week alcoholic fermentation took place partly in stainless steel tanks, partly in cement vats at temperatures between 26 and 30 °C, and then the maceration for a total of around 15 days, so that the time in these tanks totaled around three weeks. The malolactic fermentation was mainly carried out in oak barrels (70% new barrels and 30% second use). The wine remained in the barriques, which are stored in the temperature-controlled wine cellar of Ornellaia, for a period of approximately 18 months. After the first twelve months, the grape varieties were blended and then poured back into the barriques, where the cuvée remained for another six months. After bottling, the wine remains in the bottle for a further 12 months before being released on the market.

Grape Varieties : 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2019
Growing area: Tuscany - BolgheriDOC Superiore Rosso
Analytical Profile: Alcohol: 14.5% vol. ; Residual sugar: 0.95 g/l ; Acid: 5.15 g/l
Eye: An impenetrable, deep ruby ​​red shines in the glass.
Nose: The nose is still comparatively closed, as one would expect from a great wine at such a young age. The dark berry fruit of cassis and blueberries is highlighted with liquorice, the finest Virginia tobacco, black pepper and a hint of dried herbs.

You can clearly feel its youth on the palate, the tannin is powerful and still a bit harsh, but it still seems surprisingly accessible. Just as amazing is how finely balanced the enormous power is. With its already very balsamic structure and fantastic spiciness, it lingers on the palate for an incredibly long time.

Expansion: 18 months in 70% new and 30% used barriques (second use)
drinking temperature: 18°C - 20°C
Classification: Bolgheri DOC
Taste: dry
Enjoyment: Well-ripened cheeses, game dishes, dark meat, all kinds of grilled food, pizza/pasta, casseroles and the like, terrines and pies. And hearty game dishes.

Serve chambrated at 16°C -18°C.

Tip: Open 1 - 2 hours in advance, taste and then decide whether the wine should be decanted or not.

shelf life:

> 20 years

A great wine from a great vintage that you should definitely give a few more years in the cellar.

Allergens: contains sulphites

Gambero Rosso: 4 glasses

Robert Parker: 97 points

Vinous: 97 points

Wine Spectator: 95 points

James Suckling: 97 points

Decanter: 98 points

Weinwisser: 19+ points

Falstaff: 98 points

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