“Ornellaia” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017

    Tenuta dell' Ornellaia | Tuscany
    Ornellaia S.r.l. | Loc. Ornellaia 191 | IT 57022 Castagneto Carducci

    "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2017

    Dense and dark with a bright ruby red edge. In the bouquet liquorice, roasted cereals, vanilla and black berries. In the drink the tight tannin structure paired with fine fruit sweetness and very harmonious acid wire is impressive. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Ornellaia 2017 interprets the particularly warm and sunny year masterfully. The intense and dark colour heralds a wine of beautiful concentration. Rich and complex on the nose, it releases aromas of ripe berry fruits, accompanied by notes of sweet tobacco and vanilla. The palate reveals an Ornellaia of great balance, a combination of persistence and pleasant freshness". Olga Fusari (Kellermeisterin Ornellaia)

    "2017 can only be described as an extreme vintage in which sun and heat played a decisive role. That's why I decided to name the character of Ornellaia 2017 "Radiant". The wine is dominated by notes of dark berries and liquorice, underpinned by velvety tannins typical of hot vintages. At the same time, excellent smoothness and acidity give the wine a splendid Mediterranean character". Axel Heinz (Direktor Ornellaia)

    "Coming from one of the hottest vintages, this vintage shows a deep dark colour. In the nose with dark fruits like cassis and also blackberry. Somewhat smoky. Presents itself on the palate with tart and still present tannins. The tart notes are carried by a fresh and demanding acidity with juicy, strong black cherry fruit. Long finish." Vinum

    "Though well-oaked, this features ample black cherry, plum and loam flavors to match the vanilla and sweet spice elements. Harmonious and accessible at this young stage, but will be better in a few years once the components harmonize. Vibrant and long." Wine Spectator

    "A big, rich wine for the vintage, yet poised and lively with firm, chewy tannins that give form and intensity to the wine. It shows loads of blackberry, blackcurrant and walnut flavors. Ripe yet polished tannins. Give this three or four years to come together." James Suckling

    "This vintage of Ornellaia is called Solare and represents the 12th edition in the estate's Vendemmia d'Artista series featuring artwork by Tomás Saraceno. His beautiful art depicts a radiant sun halo and is intended as a symbol of sustainability. That theme of sunshine and warmth is particularly well suited to a vintage such as this. The Ornellaia 2017 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is generous and fruit-forward with dense richness and concentration all driven by the smaller and more compact berry size that characterizes this dry, hot growing season. Black and purple fruits segue to spice, tobacco, leather and some of those beautiful Mediterranean notes of black olive and wild sage. These various moving pieces work together in perfect harmony. The tannins are beautifully managed here. If you consider the more astringent and rougher approach of the mid-tier Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia, this wine shows a whole other level of magnificent tannic management that could not have been easy given the diminutive berry size. This vintage sees a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 9% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard soils are characterized by reddish sand with calcareous rock. The wine is fermented in both stainless steel and cement and is transferred over to barrique to finish malolactic fermentation." Robert Parker

    "A stunning wine, the 2017 Ornellaia offers a captivating interplay of richness and energy. Picking early was the key. Young vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc were harvested in August for the first time ever. In the glass, the 2017 offers up an enticing mélange of mocha, cedar, tobacco and licorice, with soft curves that add to its sensuality and allure. The 2017 is sumptuous and racy, as Ornellaias from warmer years tend to be, but it is not at all heavy or overdone. In a word: superb!" Vinous

    197,00 €

    09282217 · 0,75 l · 262,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

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    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Supertuscan
    • Grape Varieties: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 9% Cabernet Franc
    • Cultivation: close to nature
    • Expansion: 18 months barrique
    • Development: barrique
    • Vegan Clearing: yes
    • Filtration: yes
    • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
    • Total Extract: 33,35 g/l
    • Total Acidity: 4,55 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
    • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
    • ph-Value: 3,48
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2046+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Harmonious / soft and round
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    Fits to:
    • Cheese well matured
    • Mild wild Dishes
    • Dark Meat
    • Grilled of any Kind
    • Pizza / Pasta / Casseroles and Co.
    • Terrines and Pasty
    • Hearty wild Dishes
    stored air-conditioned
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