Ornellaia 'La Tensione' 2016 Bolgheri Superiore – Twelve Green Bottles Wine
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Ornellaia 'La Tensione' 2016 Bolgheri Superiore

x1 - £212.95 - per bottle
x6 - £211.16 - per bottle
x12 - £210.92 - per bottle

A Super Tuscan blend of Bordeaux varietals, Ornellaia is always a highly rated example of the style. Made with 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot, and 14% Cabernet Franc, this is a fresh and floral wine on the nose, with aromas of black currant, cherry, herbs, and tobacco. Flavors of iron, cloves, blackberry, and black tea are followed by a dense, tannic finish that would benefit from a few years aging.

Ornellaia, like many Bordeaux style blends, is fantastic paired with heavier red meats, whether alone or in rich stews. A grilled filet mignon wrapped in bacon and served with a pat of herbed butter on top would be an excellent choice.

Wine Facts

Style Full-Bodied Fruity Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Bolgheri, Tuscany
Vintage 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 75cl

Vineyard & Wine Region Information

Hand harvested and sorted grapes, a gentle crushing, and long maceration on the skins are all hallmarks of Ornellaia’s style of winemaking, guided by the owners, the Antinori Family of Tuscany. This, combined with their use of 70% new oak barrels for an 18-month aging process, allows Ornellaia to craft an exceptionally complex wine that stands up to the best of what Bordeaux has to offer. Their focus on the maritime Bolgheri Coastal terroir also increases the comparison to Bordeaux, though Ornellaia can stand alone with its exceptional quality.

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