Bolgheri Rosso Superiore "Ornellaia" 2018 75 cl Tenuta dell'OrnellaiaOrnellaia
Ornellaia Bolgheri Rosso Superiore DOC, is a Tuscan icon, a harmonious red wine of extraordinary expression of the territory. Refines 18 months in barrique and 12 months in the cellar. The 2018 vintage produced an intense and lively Ornellaia, with notes of red fruits, citrus fruits and licorice. In the mouth it is balanced and enveloping, with a silky tannin and a long and savory finish that enhances its freshness.
Ornellaia 2018 Bolgheri DOC, a unique red wine, composed of Merlot 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 7% and Petit Verdot 2%.
This vintage was characterized by a very cold winter, a very rainy spring, with sharply rising temperatures in the month of April which allowed for rapid growth of the late shoots. Spring ended with abundant rains to make way for the sun and the summer heat.
The Ornellaia 2018 harvest began on August 31st with Merlot with hand harvesting in 15 kg crates and the bunches were carefully selected and subjected to soft pressing.
Each variety was vinified separately, the alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at 26-30 ° C for a week, followed by a maceration of about 10-15 days. The malolactic fermentation took place mainly in oak barriques (70% new and 30% second passage).
The wine remained in barriques in the Ornellaia cellar at a controlled temperature for a period of about 18 months. After the first 12 months, the assembly was carried out and then reintroduced into the barriques, where it spent another 6 months. Finally, the wine is bottled and kept in the Ornellaia cellar for another 12 months before being placed on the market.
The color of Ornellaia 2018 is intense and dark red, characterized by intense and lively aromas, a distinctive mark of this vintage. It releases aromas of ripe red fruits, citrus fruits and licorice. In the mouth it is enveloping and balanced, elegant with dense and silky tannins. The finish is savory and tasty, highlighting its pleasant freshness.
- Bolgheri DOC
Italy - Tuscany
- Alcohol content
- Between 13.5-15.9%
- Grape Types
- Cabernet Franc
- Wood - 13-24 months
- Aging - Maturity
- 18 months in barriques and 12 months in bottle
- Service temperature
- Food-wine Pairing
- Aged cheese
Red meat stew
Roasted and grilled meat