Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia - Serre Nuove

94 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia - Serre Nuove - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia - Serre Nuove

94 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
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Ample with a beautiful roundness and particularly fine and silky tannins. There is also a very pleasant acidity which prolongs the finish with great freshness.
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, the 2019 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia shows a greater degree of focus and detail compared to the previous vintage that I tasted at the same time. This wine reveals the sharp contours and etched character of the Cabernet Franc, especially with black liquorice and black pepper. The results are linear and pure. Elegant fruit notes of blackberry and dark currant add to the thick layering of the wine.
The 2018 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia aged in oak for 15 months. The wine shows depth, concentration and generous fruit weight that adds to the intensity and the textural importance of this abundant, full-bodied expression. Late-season rains threw some challenges at the winemakers of Bolgheri, but this open-knit wine has emerged unscathed. This vintage was released in September of last year, but I have also written a review in this report of the younger 2019 vintage.
The 2014 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove is a lush and well measured red wine that does not shy back in terms of intensity. Neither does it overachieve in that department. This blend marches to a steady pace with good fruit definition followed by spice, leather, and fresh tobacco leaf. The wine does flaunt its youth and charm. There is a touch of tannic tightness or sourness on the close that should relax within a year or two.
I have always been a big fan of this wine. The 2013 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove is generous blend. The wine presents an intensely drinkable style with soft fruit nuances of cherry, spice, grilled herb, and leather. The integration of those aromas is seamless. In the mouth, Le Serra Nuove is soft, lush, and beautifully persistent.
The 2010 Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia shows off tons of concentration and sheer depth. Mocha, espresso, dark cherries, and plums are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. The 2010 is a decidedly powerful, virile wine endowed with considerable power. It will be interesting to see how the layers of flavour flesh out once the wine has been bottled. For now, the 2010 is a highly promising Serre Nuove.
Type:
Red
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Bolgheri DOC
Producer:
Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia
Grapes/Blend:
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

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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....

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.

For the last ten years, Ornellaia has collaborated with a contemporary artist in its Vendemmia d’Artista project. Each year the artist creates a work of art and a series of limited edition labels drawing inspiration from the single word chosen by the winemaker to describe the character of the new vintage. A series of limited edition bottles are then auctioned for charity.

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How did you find the 2015 vintage?

After the unusual 2014, the 2015 vintage proved to be very regular, almost ‘textbook’ like. After a normal, rainy, mild winter, spring was characterized by dry and sunny weather. July will be remembered as particularly scorching and dry. Luckily rain came around the 10th of August. The abundant precipitation allowed the grapes to continue ripening, also bringing a much cooler weather during the final stages. This cool yet sunny weather persisted throughout the harvest, allowing us to pick very slowly, combining a fresh and lively aromatic quality with a perfect phenolic maturation with abundant yet silky and soft tannins 

How do you go about choosing a word to describe each vintage for the Vendemmia d’Artista project, including 2015’s ‘Il Carisma’?

It is an interesting exercise, but very simple for the 2015 vintage. Like people of great ‘Carisma’ (Charisma), wines of great vintages know how to impose themselves naturally, without force, their balance allowing them to shine without having to flaunt themselves.

How much money have you raised for charity since the project was started in May 2009?

Almost 2 Million Euros to the best museums in the world.

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Bolgheri DOC

Bolgheri is a small town located in the Tuscany region of Italy, known for its production of high-quality wines. The region has a rich history of winemaking, dating...

Bolgheri is a small town located in the Tuscany region of Italy, known for its production of high-quality wines. The region has a rich history of winemaking, dating back to the Etruscan era. The area's unique microclimate, with its proximity to the sea and the hills, provides the perfect conditions for growing grapes.

One of the most famous producers in Bolgheri is Tenuta San Guido, which is known for its production of the iconic Sassicaia wine. This wine is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes, and is aged in French oak barrels for 24 months. The result is a full-bodied wine with a complex aroma of blackcurrant, cedar, and tobacco, and a long, elegant finish.

Another notable producer in Bolgheri is Ornellaia, which produces a range of high-quality wines, including the Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. This wine is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot grapes, and is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. The result is a rich, full-bodied wine with a complex aroma of blackberry, blackcurrant, and vanilla, and a long, smooth finish.

A third producer worth mentioning is Le Macchiole, which is known for its production of the Paleo Rosso wine. This wine is made from a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot grapes, and is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. The result is a full-bodied wine with a complex aroma of black cherry, blackcurrant, and spice, and a long, smooth finish.

Overall, Bolgheri is a region that produces some of the finest wines in Italy, and is home to some of the most renowned producers in the world. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or simply enjoy a good glass of wine, Bolgheri is a region that should not be missed.

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