"Quality", "absolute attention to detail", these are the cornerstones on which the philosophy of'company is based. Every choice is extremely important. In no phase of the production process are shortcuts allowed: this is the only way to obtain the best grapes according to the climatic characteristics of each year.
During the harvesting phase, analysis and empirical tests allow to accurately choose the bunches to be picked. The tasting of the grapes allows the best evaluation of the maturation of the tannins and the balance of the bunches, in order to establish the best moment for the harvest and the vinification technique for the grapes of each plot. The grapes undergo a double selection: a first sorting table to verify the quality, then a second control to remove any residual vegetation.
The grapes of each cru ferment separately, as each base wine contributes to the creation of the final blend, by virtue of the specific conditions of the vineyard of origin: combination of soil, climatic exposure and of course type of grape. Only after one year of aging in cask the base wines are blended respecting the two main criteria: the expression of elegance inherent to the spirit of Ornellaia and the style of the vintage.
The Bolgheri area is world famous for the production of Super Tuscan wines such as Ornellaia. The desire to express the exceptional qualities of the estate has been the basis of Ornellaia's philosophy from the very beginning. This powerful Tuscan wine born from blends of international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, a faithful expression of a unique terroir that has always been in harmony with nature.
The Vendemmia d'Artista project celebrates the exclusive character of each new vintage of Ornellaia. Each year since the release of Ornellaia 2006 in May 2009, a contemporary artist signs a work of art and a series of limited edition labels, drawing inspiration from a word chosen by the winemaker that describes the character of the new vintage.
For the 14th edition of Ornellaia Vendemmia d'Artista, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg interpret the character "The Vigor" of Ornellaia 2019, chosen to describe the energy of growth in plants and the flourishing condition of nature as it transforms giving birth to a landscape of energy, strength and power.
Collectors around the world vie for these bottles, some of which are auctioned off during an annual fundraising event to support the arts.
Intense ruby red color, the nose reveals hints of red fruits, citrus notes, hints of licorice and Mediterranean scrub. The sip of the wine is enveloping and well proportioned in all of its components: the tannic texture, thick and at the same time silky, fills the palate with elegance and precision
Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 26-30°C for one week followed by maceration for a total of about 10-15 days. Malolactic fermentation took place mainly in oak barriques (70% new and 30% first passage).
2019 James Suckling 97/100
2018 Antonio Galloni 97/100
2018 Robert Parker 95/100
2018 Red Prawn