Le Volte dell’Ornellaia

TOSCANA IGT ROSSO

Le Volte dell’Ornellaia combines a Mediterranean expression of generosity with structure and complexity, reflecting the philosophy of Ornellaia. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is a fine wine for spontaneous wine lovers and needs no ceremony.

THE 2004 GROWING SEASON

50% Sangiovese

35% Merlot

15% Cabernet Sauvignon

An exemplary vintage: sufficient rain during the winter months, a mild spring and early summer months and a sunny and hot August. Ideal conditions permitted a gentle, homogeneous and regular development.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING

Each grape variety was vinified separately in small stainless tanks so that fermentation management (extraction and temperature)  respected the different characteristics of each variety. Malolactic fermentation  was carried out in stainless steel after the alcoholic fermentation. The wine  was then matured for 10 months in 2 – 4 year old barriques, which had previously been used for Masseto and Ornellaia ageing.

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

“Produced following closely the Ornellaia’s philosophy, Le Volte is the result of the research and selection of the best Mediterranean terroirs in Tuscany. Elegant and enjoyable, the 2004 vintage is characterised by ripe berry fruit aromatics and flavours, a generous, round mouthfeel and an attractive long finish.”

Axel Heinz

RATINGS

Wine Advocate 87

Wine Spectator 87

Antonio Galloni 87

Falstaff 84

THE 2004 GROWING SEASON

50% Sangiovese

35% Merlot

15% Cabernet Sauvignon

An exemplary vintage: sufficient rain during the winter months, a mild spring and early summer months and a sunny and hot August. Ideal conditions permitted a gentle, homogeneous and regular development.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING

Each grape variety was vinified separately in small stainless tanks so that fermentation management (extraction and temperature)  respected the different characteristics of each variety. Malolactic fermentation  was carried out in stainless steel after the alcoholic fermentation. The wine  was then matured for 10 months in 2 – 4 year old barriques, which had previously been used for Masseto and Ornellaia ageing.

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

“Produced following closely the Ornellaia’s philosophy, Le Volte is the result of the research and selection of the best Mediterranean terroirs in Tuscany. Elegant and enjoyable, the 2004 vintage is characterised by ripe berry fruit aromatics and flavours, a generous, round mouthfeel and an attractive long finish.”

Axel Heinz

RATINGS

Wine Advocate 87

Wine Spectator 87

Antonio Galloni 87

Falstaff 84

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