Ornellaia Ornus 2011

Ornellaia Ornus 2011

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0,375 l  -  14.00% by vol.
Ornus dell’Ornellaia, late harvest sweet wine of Petit Manseng, is cultivated in small parcels of land situated among our red varietal vineyards. The name Ornus dell’Ornellaia derives from the term “Fraxinus Ornus”, the Latin name for the Manna-Tree or Flowering Ash (in Italian, Orniello), which is known for its precious sap, an ancient sweetener since Biblical times, that now acts as a perfect link to the sweetness of Ornus dell’Ornellaia. Orniello is also the tree which has given its name to Ornellaia.
Dark golden colour.
There is abundant vibrant fruit on the nose, with notes of citrus, lemon zest, and minerally nuances.
In the mouth, a generous sweetness is well balanced by the tangy acidity and the long-lived, mineral-edged finish.
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10 - 12°C.
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Name Ornellaia Ornus 2011
Wine type White late harvest sweet sweet
Year 2011
Format 0,375 l
Region Tuscany
Grapes 100% Petit Manseng
Harvest In the second half of October in three steps, looking at every step of collecting only the portions of the sweetest and most concentrated bunches.
Temperature fermentation Max 22 °C
Vinification Upon arrival at the winery, each lot was pressed and fermented separately. After lengthy, gentle pressing and a natural one night decantation, the various lots were fermented in 100% new oak barriques at temperatures of no more than 22°C. Upon reaching the desired sugar and alcohol levels, the fermentation was arrested. Malolactic fermentation did not take place.
Aging After racking, the wines were aged for 12 months, after which the various lots were blended. After bottling, the wine was aged for another year prior to release.
Alcohol 14.00% by volume
Matching To pair with delicate desserts and drink after a meal as a meditation wine.


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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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