||15% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
||Le Serre Nuove is the 'second wine' of Ornellaia and was born at the time of final assembly of the different barrels. The grapes of younger vines are usually predominant in the blend of Serre Nuove Ornellaia. The quantities produced depend on both the vintage and the final assembly and therefore vary from year to year
||The season was characterized by a very mild winter with below normal rainfall, which led to an early bud break of about 10 days than the average. Spring is mild with some rain at the right time has enabled a great flowering vegetative growth leading to a more in advance. The development of the berries has been accompanied by a rainy June in Tuscany. The summer begins with a July finally warm and dry, while in August the temperature is cooler, with classic storms in mid-month, everything was created as a result of slow maturation and date stamped collection normal. Perfect in September, largely sunny with temperatures never excessive - almost no rain - has allowed a perfect grape ripening, slow and gradual, concentrating the aromas and polyphenols with no over-ripe.
||The collection has been hand-in boxes of 15 kg and the clusters were selected on a double sorting table before and after stemming and submitted after a soft pressing
||Each variety and each parcel was vinified separately. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 26-30 ° C for a week which was followed by soaking for a total of about 10-15 days.
||Malolactic fermentation in steel tanks began, and ended after the transfer in barriques (25% new and 75% first pass).
||The wine remained in barriques in the cellar of Ornellaia a controlled temperature for a period of 15 months. After the first 12 months was made on the assembly and then reintroduced into the barrels where he spent another 3 months. The wine remains in bottle for six months before marketing.
||Red meats, seasoned game, aged cheeses
||Price Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia 2016 € 38.30