ORNELLAIA Bolgheri Superiore Vendemmia d'Artista Label 2018 DOC FRESCOBALDI ORNELLAIA
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Princely, refined and of immense elegance. Vinified with a blend of grapes composed of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petit Verdot. The harvest, as per the tradition of Tenuta Ornellaia, took place by hand in 15 kg boxes and the bunches were selected on a double sorting table before and after destemming and subjected to a soft crushing at the end. Each variety and parcel was vinified separately. The alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at temperatures between 26-30°C for a week followed by maceration for a total of about 10-15 days. The malolactic fermentation took place mainly in oak barrels (70% new and 30% second pass). The wine remained in barriques in the Ornellaia cellar at controlled temperature for a period of about 18 months. After the first 12 months it was assembled and then reintroduced in barriques where he spent another 6 months. The wine remains in the bottle for another 12 months before being placed on the market.
Characteristics of Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia wine
At the organoleptic examination it has a deep ruby red color, of wonderful luster and luxury. The aroma persuades with intense and fine sensations of red fruit, with an elegant spiciness and mushroom and bark. The taste in the mouth is balanced, broad, round, with velvety tannins and an alcoholic structure that reveals a great aging capacity. A generous Ornellaia in this year, persistent and mineral, with a long finish played on fruity and spicy notes.
Recommended pairings tasting Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore
Bolgheri Superiore DOC "Ornellaia" from the infamous winery Tenuta Ornellaia Tuscany, is magically accompanied by dishes based on game or red meat. Sublime also with refined risottos and important cheeses. The ideal serving temperature is 16°-18°C. It should be poured into a large glass that allows the wine to oxygenate.