Cellar for up to 8 years. No need to decant before serving. Founded by Marchese Lodovico Antinori in 1981, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia is today one of Italy’s most famous wineries. Antinori is the brother of Piero Antonori, founder of Tenuta Tignanello, and the cousin of Mario Incisa della Rocchetta who founded Tenuta San Guido which produces the world-famous Sassicaia.
Ruby red with purple reflections, Le Volte dell’ Ornellaia 2020 has a vinous bouquet, releasing a complexity of aromas ranging from ripe red fruits to Mediterranean scrub-up to delicate notes of tobacco and spices. The mouthfeel is soft and silky but at the same time supported by a lively acidity that gives us a crisp, persistent finish.
Attractive aromas of blue fruit with slate and black-licorice character. It’s full-bodied with juicy fruit and an orange-peel undertone. Wet earth, some fresh sage, and rosemary, too. I like the Mediterranean flavors in this vintage. Drink or hold. JS 93pts
A blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon, the Ornellaia 2020 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia shows medium darkness and texture followed by a very primary and fruit-forward bouquet. There is a generous display of cherry, cassis, and wild plum. On the second nose, this easy and straightforward Tuscan blend reveals hints of spice, cardamon, and polished river stone. In a hot vintage like this, the wine comes together nicely and rather effortlessly. WA 90pts