The Stunning Ornellaia Estate is one of the worlds most iconic producers of super premium Italian wine. The wines have become known as "Super Tuscans".
The winery was founded in 1981 along with a maverick bunch of other Tuscan winemakers unwilling to put up with the rigid rules and regulations on which grape varieties they were allowed to make wine from. They wanted to experiment with international grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot amongst others.
They were told that they must not do this -and of course they did! History was made when they unveiled their wines at a tasting event whereby they were highly acclaimed and became known as "The Super Tuscans" .
The wines are changeable with every vintage but always elegant. 2018 was a relatively cool year. The Ornellaia 2018 is for the first time dominated by merlot (51%). This vintage reflects the cooler vintage and the result is an inky, silky wine and perfectly balanced.
Size: 75cl Bottle
Region: Bolgheri, Tuscany
Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Brand Name: Ornellaia