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 — Ornellaia

Ornellaia

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

56% Cabernet Sauvignon,
25% Merlot,
10% Petit Verdot,
9% Cabernet Franc

Tasting note

“Ornellaia 2017 masterfully interprets what was a particularly warm and sunny year. The intense and dark colour heralds a wine of beautiful concentration; the nose, rich and complex, releases scents of ripe red fruits, accompanied by notes of sweet tobacco and vanilla. The taste reveals an Ornellaia of great balance, a combination of firmness and pleasant freshness.”
Olga Fusari – Winemaker

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Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia — Ornellaia

Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia

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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Le Volte dell'Ornellaia — Ornellaia

Le Volte dell'Ornellaia

Tuscany, Italy

Merlot dominant red blend

Tasting note

“Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2018 perfectly reflects the characteristics of the vintage, revealing great elegance and balance. Its nose is wonderfully complex, very fruity with delicate floral and spicy notes. The tannic and smooth texture is striking on the palate, ending in a crisp and lively finish.”
Olga Fusari – Winemaker

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Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia — Ornellaia

Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

83% Sauvignon Blanc,
11% Vermentino,
6% Viognier

Tasting note

“Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia 2018 has a classic straw-yellow colour. The nose presents intense aromas of white-fleshed fruits, accompanied by delicate notes of vanilla. On the palate it is initially ample and soft; the wine reveals a great richness and marked tanginess that lead to a fresh and persistent 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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