Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2014

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2014

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0,75 l  -  13.50% by vol.
Ornellaia
WS
90
RP
94
JS
95
Ornellaia, Estate’s flagship wine, was first produced with vintage 1985, from an extremely careful selection of the vineyards Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, grown on Ornellaia.
Intense, youthful ruby red.
The nose offers rich fruit that is fully ripe yet at the same time crisp and lively, backgrounded by delicate nuances of balsam and toastiness.
On the palate, the powerful concentration immediately impresses, as do the tannins, massive yet silk-smooth and glossy, which allows the wine to completely fill the mouth but with no feeling of heaviness. The finish, near endless, is deliciously pungent and spicy, with a welcome crispness throughout.
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Serving temperature:
16 - 18°C.
Decanting time:
1 hours
Longevity:
Over 25 years
Food matching:
Name Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2014
Wine type Red still
Classification
Year 2014
Format 0,75 l Standard
Country
Region Tuscany
Grapes 11% Cabernet Franc, 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot
Location Bolgheri - Toscana
Climate After a significantly delayed 2010 vintage, 2011 was marked by very hot, dry weather, which brought on an earlier than average harvest.
Harvest The clusters were hand-picked into 15-kg boxes.
Temperature fermentation 26-30 °C
Production technique Clusters are 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.
Vinification 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.
Aging Mature in barriques, in Ornellaia’s temperature-controlled cellars for about 18 months. After the first 12 months of maturation, the wine was assembled and then returned to the barriques for an additional 6 months. After bottling, the wine aged a further 12 months prior to release.
Alcohol 13.50% by volume
Matching To pair with red meats, seasoned game or aged cheeses.
On sale Price Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore 2014 € 148.84  With VAT

Ornellaia

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History Tenuta dell'Ornellaia was founded in 1981, in a beautiful, unspoiled part of Tuscany. From the outset, the mission was to produce outstanding wines. Since then passion and dedication, coupled with a unique terroir and an extraordinary microcl...
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