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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Second wine of Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove is produced mainly from younger vineyards on the Estate, and combines the pedigree of the flagship wine with the suppleness and youthfulness of a more approachable wine. Quantities are governed by the vintage and final blending decisions for the two wines and can therefore vary from year to year.
The fruit of an especially concentrated vintage, Le Serre Nuove 2006 displays a decidedly rich, mature personality. Deeply
colored, it presents warm red berry fruit, cocoa, and spice aromas. On the palate it's ample and round, with perfectly ripe,
well polished tannins and rich fruit supported by perfectly balanced acidity. The union of Merlot's richness, Petit Verdot's
freshness, and the Cabernets' structure forge an unmistakable path for the 2006.
Blend: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
"The 2006 Le Serre Nuove, the estate’s second wine from Ornellaia, will challenge many of the top bottlings in this vintage for years to come. The 2006 is a rich, sumptuous wine bursting with ripe dark fruit, smoke, tobacco, grilled herbs, new leather, minerals and tar. The wine possesses superb density and explosive, utterly irresistible personality. At roughly one-third the price of its big sibling Ornellaia, the 2006 Le Serre Nuove is a must-purchase wine. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."
The Wine Advocate
"Fresh, focused aromas of blackberry and cherry lead to a medium body, with silky tannins and a currant, berry and tobacco aftertaste. Subtle and delicious already. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best after 2011. 14,165 cases made."
In 1981, Marchese Lodovico Antinori breathed new life into Tenuta dell' Ornellaia, an estate whose potential had been ignored for decades. With the help of Andre Tchelistcheff, the famous agronomist, Antinori planted the first French vines in Bolgheri, which lies in the heart of Tuscany's coastal region, Maremma. The estate yields some of the finest Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc in Tuscany. In 2002, Marchesi de' Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi became owners of Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, which is now owned exclusively by Marchesi de' Frescobaldi.
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...Read More About Tuscany
Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...Read More About Bordeaux Red Blends
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