||15% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
||Le Serre Nuove is Ornellaia's 'second wine' and is born at the time of the final assembly of the different barriques. Grapes from younger vineyards are generally predominant in the Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia blend. The quantities produced depend on bothvintage both to final assembly and therefore vary from year to year.
||The beginning of the season was characterized by a very mild winter with lower than normal rainfall, which led to an early bud break of about 10 days compared to the average. Spring, mild with some rains at the right time, allowed an excellent vegetative development leading to an always early flowering. The development of the grapes was accompanied by a rainy June throughout Tuscany. Summer begins with a month of July finally hot and dry, while in August the temperature becomes cooler, with the classic thunderstorms around mid-month; all this has consequently created a slowdown in maturation, bringing the harvest date back to normal. Perfect September, largely sunny and with never excessive temperatures - almost no rains - allowed a perfect, slow and progressive ripening of the grapes, concentrating the aromas and polyphenols without any over-ripening.
||The harvest was done by hand in 15 kg crates and the bunches were selected on a double sorting table before and after destemming and subjected to soft pressing at the end.
||Each variety and each parcel was vinified separately. There alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at temperatures between 26-30 ° C for a week which was followed by maceration for a total of about 10-15 days.
||La malolactic fermentation it began in steel vats, and was completed after the transfer to barriques (25% new and 75% first passage).
||The wine remained in barriques in the Ornellaia cellar at a controlled temperature for a period of about 15 months. After the first 12 months it was blended and then reintroduced into the barriques where it spent another 3 months. The wine remains in the bottle for another six months before being launched on the market.
||Red meats, game, game, braised meats, aged cheeses.