The Ornellaia estate was first the creation of Ludovico Antinori. His desire to set his own standards apart from the family firm had led him to the Tuscan Coast at Bolgheri, adjacent to his cousin Nicolo Incia's Tenuta San Guido of Sassicaia. The combination of soil and man made this one of the pre-eminent modern wineries of Italian fine wine. The turn of the century saw the estate move into the ownenrship of that other Tuscan royal wine family, Frescobaldi, following a short period of joint ownership with California's Mondavi. The Bordeaux influenced wines of the estate are icons of International Styled Italian wine.
Tenuta del Ornellaia Le Volte Toscana IGT 2021
Deep, dark purple, full bodied blackberries, stewed plums, black cherries, a little funky. Dry, more dark fruit on the palate, hint of tobacco, nicely balanced, some cedar notes.