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TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA

Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia was given new life in 1981 by Marchese Lodovico Antinori, after being neglected for decades. Together with agronomist, Andre Tchelistcheff, they planted the first French vines in Bolgheri. This was in the heart of Tuscany's costal region, Maremma. Sagniovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grape varieties are all grown on the estate. The estate is currently owned by Marchesi de'Frescobaldi and the production philosophy of the Estate is focused on one objective: quality.
LOCATION
Località Ornellaia, 191 Fraz. Bolgheri, 57022 Italy
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
90/100
93/100
97/100
97/100 The Wine Advocate
99/100
About the Winemaker

Axel Heinz

Axel Heinz (French mother, German father) studied in Bordeaux and cut his teeth in Pomerol, before he was offered the job of senior winemaker at Ornellaia in 2005. The fourth enologist to accept a position at the property, his predecessor was Thomas Duroux, now overseeing winemaking at Château Palmer. After his 15th vintage, Heinz describes Ornellaia as: "More immediate, opulent and extrovert than, say, a typical Medoc, but with the necessary freshness and balance that is essential for any fine wine to age." Wine writer Antonio Galloni agrees; he awarded the 2006 vintage of Ornellaia 97 points, describing it as "magnificent".

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TASTINGS & EVENTS YOU MIGHT LIKE

ORNELLAIA & MASSETO - SUPER TUSCAN MASTERCLASS

Tonight is a very special vertical tasting that we have been preparing for many years. Positioned in DOC Bolgheri district on the Tuscan coast of Western Italy, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia is one of the world's finest wine estates. For many connoisseurs, Ornellaia is more consistently excellent and polished than its immediate neighbour Sassicaia, the original 'Super Tuscan'. Ornellaia is also a classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. We will be starting with two vintages from their younger vineyards, the second wine 'Le Serre Nuovo dell'Ornellaia' 2013 and 2014. Then we taste five vintages of Ornellaia itself, including some of the best of the past 20 years. 'Ornellaia' 2015, 2014, 2011, 2006 and 2001. Finally we will end with a wine we have never opened before, the legendary 100 point 'Masseto' 2015. At almost $1500 a bottle, this is one of the greatest wines in the world. It has been produced by Ornellaia since 1986, from 100% Merlot on a special single vineyard site of pure clay. Don't miss this once in a lifetime chance to experience these incredible wines.
When  |  7:00pm Thursday 20 June
Where  |  Glengarry Victoria Park 118 Wellesley St West Auckland
Price  |  $189.00
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