(From 2013 Vintage) The different varietals were fermented separately in small steel tanks to maintain their varietal characteristics intact. The alcoholic fermentation was followed by malolactic fermentation, again in steel tanks. The wine was then aged for 10 months, partly in barrique used for Ornellaia and partly in cement tanks, to obtain the perfect balance between tannic structure and an expression of fresh fruit.
(From 2012 Vintage)
2012 has given us a superb example of Le Volte dell'Ornellaia. The warm but not excessively-hot season favored ideal ripeness levels in the fruit. The wine appears its classic rich hue, and boasts a bouquet that is generously fruity and subtly spiced. The elegant, silk-smooth tannins are immediately impressive, beautifully complemented by a vibrant, refreshing acidity.
Blend: 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/12/2013