Tenuta dell’Ornellaia – Ornellaia Bolgheri DOC Superiore Double Magnum

R16,155.00

Featuring amongst the 10 Tuscany’s most wanted wines. WS: Complex aromas of dark fruit and spice roght out of the gae, with intense flavours of rich black cherry, blueberry and spice. The firm yet fine tannins add support as this build to a long finish and aftertaste. 93-97 points from critics, #57 Top 100 Wine Collectible of the World. 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. “The 2012 growing season was characterised by an abundance of sunny, dry weather; some rain did fall as well, but it occurred in just the right periods, before the harvest, and helped the vines to cope with the hot, dry conditions. The result was an even, consistent ripening process that in the end yielded generous, full-volumed wines that are remarkably appealing and seductive, with an overall character that we like to define with the word Incanto (‘Enchantment’). Ornellaia 2012 appears a deep ruby, and a remarkably beguiling bouquet boasts rich fruit and spices notes. The palate shows well-rounded, full, and generous, with glossy tannins and a complete absence of any roughness. The 2012 lacks none of the proverbial concentration that distinguishes Ornellaia’s, great vintages, but this vintage adroitly masks that richness behind an expansive, magisterial structure, then concludes with a near-endless finish.”
Axel Heinz – Winemaker at Ornellaia

2 in stock

Product Size: 3L
SKU: ORN/ORNDBM/12 Categories: , ,

Description

TASTING NOTES
SERVING SUGGESTIONS

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Additional information

Wine Region

Toscana / Tuscany

Appellation

Toscana IGT

Wine Estate

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Wine Cultivar

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Vintage

2012

Food Pairing

Red Meat Stew / Poitjie / Braised meats, Roasted Vegetables, Seared Tuna or Swordfish, Spicy Mediterranean Dishes, Thick Cut T-bone Steak / Fiorentina, Wild Boar Stew, Wild Mushroom Risotto (Porcini)

Size

3L

Wine Style

Full-bodied, Structured, Wooded

Suggested for

Cellaring / Collecting, Gift Idea

VARIETY: Friulano
YIELD/HECTARE: 60 quintals
HARVEST PERIOD: End of September
VINEYARD PRACTICES: Manual
FERMENTATION VATS: Classic stainless steel fermenters
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 15°C-18°C
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 13.5% vol.
LENGTH OF FERMENTATION: 15 – 20 days
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: None
MATURATION METHOD: stainless steel
LENGTH OF MATURATION: 6 months in stainless steel