Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2018 Magnum - Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia

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Symbol wine of the company born in 1985, Ornellaia is the result of a careful selection of the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot vineyards, grown on the estate. Intense ruby ​​red. On the nose there is an intense fruit, fully ripe but at the same time fresh and vibrant, underlined by delicate balsamic and toasted notes. In the mouth the great concentration is striking with an imposing tannic structure, but particularly velvety and smooth allowing the wine to expand throughout the mouth without leaving any heaviness. The finish is prolonged with balsamic and spicy notes and a welcome note of freshness.

 

Your name Ornellaia Bolgheri Top 2018 in wooden case
Type Still red
Classification
DOC Bolgheri Rosso Superiore
Year 2018
Group 1,5 l Magnum in wooden case
Country
Italy
Region Tuscany
Vines 9% Cabernet Franc, 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
Location Bolgheri - Tuscany
Weather thevintage 2017 was characterized by a climate hot and dry, leading to an earlier harvest than normal.
harvest The harvest was done by hand in 15 kg crates.
Production technique 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.
winemaking La 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. There malolactic fermentation it took place mainly in oak barriques (70% new and 30% first passage).
Refinement The wine remained in barriques in the Ornellaia cellar at a controlled temperature for a period of about 18 months. After the first 12 months the assembly was carried out and then reintroduced into the barriques where it spent another 6 months. The wine remains in the bottle for another 12 months before being launched on the market.
Grado alcohol 15,00% by volume
pairing To be combined with red meats, game, game, braised meats, aged cheeses.

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