Ornellaia

Since its inception, Ornellaia’s production has been influenced and inspired by the Mediterranean character of the coast near Bolgheri. Founded in 1981, Ornellaia has helped establishing this relatively young viticultural area and it is now regarded as one of the world’s most iconic estates.

Painstaking attention to details, both in the vineyards and in the winery, allows Ornellaia to release every year utterly elegant interpretations of each vintage.

Nestled in the foothills near Bolgheri, Ornellaia lies just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coast. During the summer months, the cool sea breeze caresses the vineyards and nearby olive groves, while during the winter the hills provide protection from the cold north winds. Ornellaia believes that a wine should be the most authentic expression of the terroir from which it originates and it is right here that, together with the maritime climate, the heterogeneous nature of the land and the estate – of marine, alluvial and volcanic origin – creates a distinct environment where red and white varieties can best express themselves. In this unique terroir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are used to craft the icon red wines that made the estate famous, while Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Viognier create extremely low quantities of the two white wines of the estate: Ornellaia Bianco and Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia. The range is completed by a rare, sweet expression of Petit Manseng, with Ornus dell’Ornellaia.

The importance that sustainable viticulture is an integral part of their production philosophy and is based on the economic longevity of structures and territories, the qualitative production and the enhancement of the heritage and landscape of the Bolgheri area along with its historical, cultural and ecological aspects.

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Ornellaia 2018 — Ornellaia

Ornellaia 2018

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

51% Merlot,
40% Cabernet Sauvignon,
7% Cabernet Franc,
2% Petit Verdot

Tasting note

“With its usual deep ruby-red colour, Ornellaia 2018 features a lively and intense aromatic expression, a distinctive mark of the vintage. Red fruits, citrus notes, hints of liquorice and Mediterranean scrub combine to form its profile. With the first taste it is enveloping and all its components well-balanced: the tannins, both dense and silky in texture, fill the palate with elegance and precision. The finish is lifted by a distinct tangy vein that enhances the sensation of freshness and persistence.”
Olga Fusari – Winemaker

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Ornellaia Bianco 2018 — Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bianco 2018

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

91% Sauvignon Blanc,
9% Viognier

Tasting note

“2018 was the longest Sauvignon Blanc harvest in the history of Ornellaia. Picking started shortly after mid-August and ended on September 12th when the last bunches of Sauvignon Blanc were brought into the cellar. With its intense straw-yellow colour, this wine is characterised by aromas of exotic fruit accompanied by mild hints of finely roasted vanilla. On the palate it shows rich, dense with sweet fruit, perfectly balanced by a savoury tanginess.”
Olga Fusari – Winemaker

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Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia 2018 — Ornellaia

Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia 2018

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

33% Cabernet Sauvignon,
32% Merlot,
18% Cabernet Franc,
17% Petit Verdot

Tasting note

“Characterized by a lively ruby red colour, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2018 is a wine of great aromatic complexity, a distinctive feature of this vintage. In the glass, aromas of berries, blackberry, raspberry and red cherry are accompanied by floral hints of wild rose and spicy notes of pink pepper and liquorice. On tasting, the wine has a good tannic structure, enveloping and balanced, with a crisp and savoury finish.”
Olga Fusari – Winemaker

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Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia 2019 — Ornellaia

Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia 2019

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

78% Sauvignon Blanc,
16% Vermentino,
6% Viognier

Tasting note

“The result of a rather late harvest and therefore favourable to the aromatic expression of white wines, Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia 2019 has a bright straw yellow colour with green reflections. On the nose it releases intense notes of citrus and exotic fruit accompanied by scents of mowed grass and asparagus. On the palate it is full-bodied and vibrant, characterised by a vibrant acidity and a mineral and lingering finish.”
Olga Fusari – Winemaker

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Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2019 — Ornellaia

Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2019

Tuscany, Italy

Tasting note

“2019 gives us a Le Volte dell’Ornellaia with great balance and expressivity. With its bright ruby-red colour, intense scents of red berries and rose petals are clearly distinguishable on the nose, while on the palate the taste is full-bodied and enveloping, characterised by dense tannins and a vibrant acidity which make this a highly pleasant and enjoyable wine.”
Olga Fusari – Winemaker

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Ornus dell'Ornellaia 2017 — Ornellaia

Ornus dell'Ornellaia 2017

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

100% Petit Manseng

Tasting note

“Ornus dell’Ornellaia was inspired by passion for our terroir and by the desire to explore its potential in producing great sweet wines, favoured by the typically mild and particularly breezy autumn in Bolgheri. Ornus dell’Ornellaia 2017, with its typical bright golden-yellow colour, develops refined scents of bitter almond and dry apricot to the nose. The first impression on the palate is soft and enveloping and the acidic vein typical of Petit Manseng gives length and verticality to the finish.”
Olga Fusari – Winemaker

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Ornellaia Joins the MMD Portfolio

Ornellaia Joins the MMD Portfolio

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting 2017

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting 2017

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Maisons Marques et Domaines marks its 30th Anniversary with landmark tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines marks its 30th Anniversary with landmark tasting

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