Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia - Le Volte

Colour: Red
Country: italy
Producer: ornellaia
Grape: Cabernet merlot Sangiovese
Region: tuscany
Appellation: toscana igt


  • ”The 2014 Le Volte (70% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon) shows some of the weakness of the vintage - whereas the top shelf wines from Ornellaia in this difficult year are absolutely impressive. Le Volte seems to have suffered from less generous fruit selection. The bouquet shows moderate intensity with dried cherry, some distant spice and toasted almond. This is an easy drinking red to pair with your favorite dish at your local trattoria.” Monaco Lancer

  • 90 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”A blend of Merlot (50%), Sangiovese (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), the 2013 Le Volte is a wine of great inner freshness and aromas. Most of the fruit used in the blend is purchased from outside contractors (some 20% of the fruit is estate-grown). The wine is a great addition to the Ornellaia portfolio because you get to taste the work of this celebrated estate without paying a hefty price tag of its top shelf wines. Some 500,000 bottles are produced each year making it easy to find.” Monaco Lancer

One of Italy's most iconic producers, Ornellaia is located in Bolgheri which is widely considered to be one of the most exciting wine producing regions in the country. This part of the Tuscan coast benefits from a mild maritime climate and a unique terroir, which combined with great care taken in both the vineyard and winery, are key in the production of these modern and elegant wines.

Ornellaia is a blend of Cabernet and Merlot and every vintage offers an expression of the unique terroir developed in harmony with nature. The estate also produces a second wine, Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia, which is made primarily from the Estate's younger vineyards and made with the same passion and attention to detail as Ornellaia. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia combines generosity and depth of flavour with an engaging and vibrant personality.

Since 2013 small amounts of Ornellaia Bianco are now made which is a blend with a majority of Sauvignon Blanc coming from three small vineyards that have demonstrated their remarkable capacity to express the unique character of Ornellaia. Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia, the other white produced by the Estate, owes its elegant Mediterranean style to the Estate’s unique microclimate. This gift of nature allows Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia, with its predominance of Sauvignon Blanc, to display a firm structure and ripe fruit while maintaining great finesse.

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