Bolgheri DOC Superiore Solare 2017 Ornellaia 75 cl

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Bolgheri DOC Superiore “Solare” 2017 Ornellaia 75 cl is a red wine produced on the Ornellaia estate in Bolgheri, Tuscany, owned by the Frescobaldi family.

Why buy it?

Label that pays homage to the hot 2017 vintage created by the artist Tomàs Saraceno. Available in very limited quantities.

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Description

History

The history of the Ornellaia Estate begins in the 1980s with Lodovico Antinori who wanted to create a winery in Tuscany with a Californian idea of ​​quality, experimentation and brand creation. He collaborated with the oenologist André Tchelistcheff and the young Federico Staderini, later also with Michel Rolland and other important names on the world wine scene. In 1999 the company was acquired by the Californian giant Mondavi and by the Frescobaldis. In 2005, the Frescobaldis acquired the entire estate and hired Axel Heinz as winemaker. The Ornellaia Estate has become a worldwide point of reference in just a few years.

Grapes used

Cabernet Sauvignon 56%

Merlot 25%

Cabernet Franc 9%

Small Verdot 10%

Production method

The 2017 vintage in Bolgheri was marked by heat and drought. The harvest takes place by hand in boxes and the grapes are selected on a sorting table, also using an optical reading tool to identify the best berries. After the soft pressing, each variety and single parcel is vinified separately and the alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. The malolactic fermentation takes place in new barriques for 70% and second passage for 30%. After 12 months of aging in barriques, the blend is created and the wine is settled for another 12 months in the bottle before being marketed.

Alcohol content

14%

Tasting notes

Intense red wine, notes of fruit, mint, spices and tobacco. Soft and enveloping, freshness and elegant tannins, persistent and aromatic finish.

Possible combinations

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore is a wine of high quality and innovation in the heart of Bolgheri. Perfect to taste and meditate on, it goes well with tasty meat or game dishes and aged cheeses.

Additional information

Weight 1,5 kg

Brand

Frescobaldi

The history of the Frescobaldi family in Tuscany is often the story of Tuscany itself; tradition and roots date back as far as the 1300s, when Dino Frescobaldi, a poet friend of Dante Alighieri, returned to him the first seven cantos of the Divine Comedy, allowing him to complete the work. Around the same time, the family acquired some estates in the Chianti area and began producing and selling wine. Many centuries later, in about 1855, they were the ones to plant some international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay right here in Tuscany. The 1900s was a century of great revolution for Italian agriculture and therefore for the company as well; production methods were innovated and new possessions were acquired thanks to the wise guidance of Vittorio, Ferdinando, and Leonardo Frescobaldi. Today, the baton has been passed to Lamberto Frescobaldi, a member of the thirtieth generation of the family, who, armed with the knowledge he has acquired, manages the family heritage. The company boasts among its estates Castello di Nipozzano and Castello di Pomino in the Chianti Rufina area, Rémole alle Sieci, Tenuta di Perano in Gaiole in Chianti, one of the family's most recent acquisitions, Gorgona on the homonymous penitentiary island, Tenuta Castiglioni in Montespertoli, Tenuta Castelgiocondo in Montalcino, Tenuta Ammiraglia in the Maremma, and the latest addition Tenuta Calimaia in Montepulciano. The Frescobaldi family manages and owns Ornellaia in Bolgheri.
Frescobaldi Brand / Enoteca Gambi

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