Sunday, 25 August 2013

TN : Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2011, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, IGT, Tuscany, Italy

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

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