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."