Bolgheri, Tuscany

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Established in 1981 by Lodovico Antinori, then acquired by the Frescobaldi family, Ornellaia is the result of a slow and meticulous work of a company that today is synonymous with excellence all over the world. The first vintage ever produced was 1985, that obtained immediately a very positive outcome worldwide.                                                                        

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia stretches for about 200 hectares and the diversity of the different kind of soils of this area characterizes the production of very complex wines.

About 7 hectares of vineyards are dedicated to the production of Masseto, wine produced entirely with Merlot grapes, that in few years became an actual international cult of equal caliber of Petrus and Le Pin. The complex terroir and the unique microclima of the Masseto vineyard give birth to a wine that is different from any other, a wine that any enthusiast should try.

Axel Heinz, director and enologue of Ornellaia, has been producing global scale wines for many years, thanks also to low yield production. The grapes are rigorously hand-picked and every vineyard is harvested separately. Then every batch ages in French oak barriques for 12 months and only after this process, they will be assembled to produce the final “blend” of Ornellaia. The wine is then placed again into the barriques for other 6 months of refinement.

Masseto is produced in a similar way, but it spends a period of refinement of 12 months after the blending.

Starting from November 2015 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia will release the first edition of Ornellaia Bianco.

Wines Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Wine Region Vintage Unit Price/unit
Wine Toscana Igt Poggio alle Gazze Region Tuscany Vintage 2015 Unit 0.75lt Price/unit 39.00€
Tipe White WA - WS - Avail 5 INFO BUY
Wine Bolgheri Superiore Doc Ornellaia Region Tuscany Vintage 2014 Unit 1.5lt Price/unit 375.00€
Tipe Red WA 94 WS - Avail 2 INFO BUY
Wine Toscana Igt Masseto (damaged closure) Region Tuscany Vintage 1994 Unit 6lt Price/unit 5500.00€
Tipe Red WA - WS - Avail 1 INFO BUY
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