This wine is a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The different varietals were fermented separately in small steel tanks to maintain their varietal characteristics intact. Alcoholic fermentation was followed by malolactic fermentation, again in steel tanks. The wine was then aged for ten months in barriques ranging from two to four years old which had already been used for the ageing of Ornellaia. The time spent in small oak barrels improved the wine's structure, and softened its tannins.
This wine was imported by Carovin AB.
Colour : Dark red/plums
Aroma : Milk chocolate, herbs, plums, blackcurrant
Taste : Liqourice on finish, plums, blackcurrants, cherries, sandalwood, herbs
Alcohol : 14%
Price : 159 SEK
Systembolaget Number : 32472
Mark : B-
Website : Tenuta dell’Ornellaia