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117 Ratings
Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Ornellaia

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Harvesting took place by hand in 15 kg boxes, and the grapes were graded and selected by hand on a double sorting table, before and after de-stemming, and finally soft-pressed. Each variety and each parcel was vinified separately. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel, at temperatures of between 26° and 30°C for two weeks followed by maceration for a total of around 10-15 days. Malolactic fermentation was started in stainless steel, and completed after transfer to barrels (25% new and 75% a year old). The wine remained in Ornellaia’s temperature-controlled cellar for a further 15 months. It was assembled after the first 12 months and then reintroduced in the barrels for a further 3 months. After bottling, it was aged for an additional six months prior to release.

Winemaker's Notes

This opulent, lavishly fruity Merlot is marked by a tight core of seductive black fruit and intense aromas of spice, herb and toasty oak in a steely tannic structure underscored by a fresh, focused note of acidity.

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    rcl

    had at a voce columbus, nyc fruit forward and balanced. rec by somm.,,Christian. Very good!

    about 4 years
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    outstanding.

    about 3 years
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    Kemist

    Very good

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/20/2011