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Le Volte dell' Ornellaia
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16¾/20

Le Volte dell' Ornellaia 2017

Tuscany, ItalyLe Volte is Bolgheri-based Ornellaia's red blend, featuring a mix of two-thirds merlot, 20 percent sangiovese, while the remaining 12-14 percent is cabernet sauvignon. The attack is typically generous with rich blackberry and blackcurrant, freshened and lifted by an undercurrent of wet stone minerality and spicy balsamic notes. In 2017, a dry year, the grapes struggled to gain size but yielded intense fruit. Ornallaia Director of Wines, Axel Heinz, is all about complexity without forsaking any generosity whenever possible, and he did it in 2017. The grapes are fermented separately in small steel tanks before spending ten months partly in used Ornellaia barriques and cement tanks. There is no stone left unturned. Drink or hold through a decade and beyond. Good value.Tasted: 24 September 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 32.99 BCLS AB 35.00 QC 30.00 SAQ ON 30.00 LCBO NS 33.00 Producer: OrnellaiaDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Sangiovese - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 163780UPC: 00818201020235