Tenuta Dell'ornellaia

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia was established by Marchese Lodovico Antinori of the Antinori family, behind one of Italy's most historic negociant firms,[3] with the help of winemaker Tibor Gál. The property is adjacent to Tenuta San Guido, producer of Sassicaia which is considered the seminal "Super Tuscan", and Ornellaia has been suggested to be Lodovico Antinori's competitive answer to his cousin Nicolò Incisa's Sassicaia, and his older brother Piero Antinori's Solaia.[4]

The vineyards of the estate were planted in 1981, producing the first vintage in 1985.[5][6] A modern winery was built in 1987, and a second 56-hectare (140-acre) property was later added, Bellaria, situated north of Bolgheri.

Robert Mondavi Winery took a minority interest in the estate in November 1999, and were full owners by 2002, while initiating a partnership with the Frescobaldi family.[7][8] In April 2005, Frescobaldi bought the remaining 50% shares of Ornellaia from Constellation Brands after their acquisition of Mondavi holdings, coming to own the whole estate.[9][10] Axel Heinz is the current winemaker with Michel Rolland, involved with the estate since its beginning, is retained as consultant oenologist.[11]

The sequence of ownership is featured in Jonathan Nossiter's film Mondovino and documentary series of the same name, which contain statements by Lodovico Antinori, and the Frescobaldi and Mondavi families then joint owners during the time of production, which displays opposing accounts on the events.[12]

A Salmanazar (9-litre bottle) of Ornellaia 2005 was sold for USD$ 33,600 at Christie's of New York

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Ornellaia 'Le Volte' IGT Toscana 2016
92  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 91 You get excellent value with the entry-level 2016 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia. This vintage radiates freshness and sheer energy, thanks to the excellent material available in this classic vintage. The base of the wine is Merlot, but the winemaking team at Ornellaia sources fruit far
Item Number: 31822

Tenuta dell Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove 2015
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 Plenty of blackberry and rust with tile and stone undertones. Full body, tannic and structured. A big and flavorful red. Better in 2020 when it is a little softer.  Wine Advocate 93 This is a stunning and exuberant wine that drinks with beautiful intensity and personality. The
Item Number: 30106
Case: $353.70

Tenuta dell Ornellaia Ornellaia 2013
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "This wine will be released in May 2016. The 2013 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia is an integrated and seamless blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Alex Heinz tells me that 2013 was a difficult vintage especially towards the early part of the growing
Item Number: 22050
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Tenuta dell Ornellaia Ornellaia 2015
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98 The blackberry and blueberry aromas with fresh sage and bay-leaf character are impressive. Stone, graphite and mineral undertones. Full body and silky and refined tannins. Dusty. Elegance and polish. Shows greatness in strength and refinement. A dialed-in, dialed-back Ornellaia. 

Ornellaia 'Le Volte' IGT Toscana 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 A fine-grained and focused red with berry, coffee and spice aromas and flavors. Medium body and a clean finish. Extremely pretty and delicious to drink now.  Jeb Dunnuck 90 The 2015 Le Volte is another outstanding wine from this terrific estate. Made from 67% Merlot, 20%

Tenuta Dell Orneliaia Tocano 'Le Volte' 2014
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "A refined and delicate red with plum and sweet berry. Lemon undertones. Medium to light body, fresh finish."  Tenuta dell’Ornellaia have a production philosophy based upon the belief that wines must be an expression of the terrior in which they are grown. Their respect for the

Tenuta dell Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove 2013
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90   "The 2013 Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia is polished and refined to the core. Mocha, smoke, black cherries, licorice, torrefaction and dark spices meld together in the glass. This is a relatively open, mid-weight vintage for the Serre Nuove, with expressive aromatics and open-knit

Tenuta Dell Orneliaia Tocano 'Le Volte' 2013
92  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 90 "A blend of Merlot (50%), Sangiovese (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), the 2013 Le Volte is a wine of great inner freshness and aromas. Most of the fruit used in the blend is purchased from outside contractors (some 20% of the fruit is estate-grown). The wine is a great addition

Tenuta Ornellaia 2012
Ornellaia, Estate’s flagship wine, was first produced with vintage 1985, from an extremely careful selection of the vineyards Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, grown on Ornellaia

Tenuta Dell Orneliaia Tocano 'Le Volte' 2012
" Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is the expression of a carefully crafted blend. The cuvée brings together the best terroirs of Tuscany and combines the Mediterranean expression of opulence and generosity with structure and complexity. The softness of Merlot, the firm structure and depth of Cabernet

Tenuta Dell Ornellaia Toscana 'Le Volte' 2011
" 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon The 2011 harvest was late, but it was characterised in particular by clean, crisp aromatics. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2010appears a rich, intense ruby, and offers fragrant red berryfruit, with subtle spice and flowers. It has a rich mouthfeel,

Tenuta dell Ornellaia Toscana 'Le Volte' 2010
" 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon The 2010 harvest was late, but it was characterised in particular by clean, crisp aromatics. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2010appears a rich, intense ruby, and offers fragrant red berryfruit, with subtle spice and flowers. It has a rich mouthfeel,

Tenuta dell Ornellaia Ornellaia 2006
97  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 97 The 2006 Ornellaia flows from the glass in a profound expression of ripe, dark fruit. With time in the glass layers of minerals, cassis, tar, sweet herbs and French oak emerge, adding further complexity. This harmonious Ornellaia combines the richness of the vintage with superb

Tenuta dell Ornellaia Masseto 2005
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "The 2005 Masseto (Merlot) is simply gorgeous. A wine of extraordinary class and personality, it remains very primary in its dark fruit, licorice, cassis and toasted oak. It offers notable concentration and well-integrated tannins, all of which convey an impression of awesome

Tenuta dell Ornellaia Toscana Le Volte 2009
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89"The 2009 Le Volte is a pretty, radiant wine laced with expressive bright fruit. It shows the generous, inviting nature of the year in its open personality. The 2009 is 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016."

Tenuta dell Ornellaia Toscana Le Volte 2005
90  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 90 "The 2005 Le Volte (50% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) delivers considerable pleasure in its fresh, vinous aromatics, perfumed sweet dark fruit and irresistibly soft-textured personality. The Sangiovese for Le Volte is purchased from local producers as finished