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The desire to nurture the Estate’s exceptional qualities has shaped Ornellaia’s philosophy since the beginning. Ornellaia is a cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot and the faithful expression of unique terroir developed in harmony with nature.
D.O.C. Bolgheri Superiore
Country of Origin:
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
Merlot grapes were harvested between 2 – 18 September, Cabernet Franc between 9 – 30 September, Petit Verdot between 17 – 26 September, and, finally, Cabernet Sauvignon between 24 September and 7 October. The clusters were hand-picked into 15-kg boxes and then graded and selected by hand on a double sorting table, before and after destemming, and finally soft-pressed. Each grape variety and single vineyard block was vinified separately. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 26-30°C for one week, followed by 10-15 days of maceration on the skins. The malolactic fermentation took place primarily in oak barriques, 70% new and 30% once-used.
The wine then remained in barriques, in Tenuta dell’Ornellaia’s temperature-controlled cellars for about 20 months. After the first 12 months of maturation, the wine was assembled and then returned to the barriques for an additional 8 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 10 months prior to release.