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2017 Ornellaia Le VolteBlend from Italy

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"Son of a particularly hot, dry year, Le Volte dell’ Ornellaia 2017 is characterised by its usual deep ruby red colour. A pleasant bouquet of ripe red fruits and spices is sust...

  • 92 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
  • 91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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92

Lots of big, dark fruit and a lack of water in the grapes define the unique personality of the 2017 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia. This is a highly extracted and succulent expression that delivers abundant fruit sweetness. The key to this vintage was waiting for proper ripeness, says estate manager and winemaker Axel Heinz. "The grapes continued to get smaller throughout the summer," he says. That lack of water resulted in very concentrated fruit, giving this entry-level wine a rich and modern feel as a result.

91 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

An opulent Le Volte with ripe redcurrants, caramelized orange peel and lilacs on the nose. Medium body, fine but round tannins and a fruit-driven finish. Drink now.

Product Description:

"Son of a particularly hot, dry year, Le Volte dell’ Ornellaia 2017 is characterised by its usual deep ruby red colour. A pleasant bouquet of ripe red fruits and spices is sustained on the palate by crisp acidity and an open, enveloping tannic structure." - Olga Fusari

"Le Volte dell’Ornellaia combines a Mediterranean expression of generosity with structure and complexity, reflecting the philosophy of Ornellaia. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is a fine wine for spontaneous wine lovers and needs no ceremony." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 116081
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

92 - Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate

91 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, asparagus, green pepper and red fruit