Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2021 Toscana IGT Rosso
Instantly enjoyable, versatile and carefree, Le Volte dell’Ornellaia tells a story of conviviality. Through this bright red, one begins to enter the world of Ornellaia and to share with simplicity that passion for quality that is breathed here daily and found in every sip.
NOTES FROM THE WINEMAKER
Alc. : 14% vol.
“With its usual ruby red color with purple highlights, Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is characterized on the nose by lively notes of red fruits accompanied by a delicate spiciness. On tasting, the wine is well balanced in all its components, managing to combine a smooth and supple tannic texture with an acidic freshness that gives crispness and pleasantness to the wine.”
Olga Fusari – Enologist – December 2022
THE CLIMATE OF 2021
The 2021 vintage began with a wet and mild winter that allowed the soil’s water reserves to be replenished. After a dry March, sprouting occurred in the first two weeks of April. The gradual rise in temperatures, with normal rainfall, allowed for smooth shoot growth, leading to flowering in excellent condition at the end of May. Since June there has been fully summer weather with slightly higher than average temperatures and a near absence of precipitation, bringing veraison to the last week of July. The drought lasted throughout August and September, but spring rains and deep Bolgheri soils allowed the vines to avoid too much water stress, setting the stage for small, highly concentrated berries with high quality potential.
September was warm and sunny with no rain, allowing us an “a la carte” harvest to express the full quality potential of each vineyard.
Harvesting of the reds took place substantially during September, with Merlot in the first two weeks and the other estate grape varieties from September 13, concluding on October 1.
VINIFICATION AND AGING
Vinification was done separately in small steel tanks respecting the different varietal characteristics during the fermentation stages. Alcoholic fermentation was followed by malolactic fermentation, again in steel tanks. The aging phase lasted 10 months partly in barriques, previously used for Ornellaia, the other part in concrete tanks, to achieve a perfect balance between tannic structure and fruit expression.
Axel Heinz – Estate Manager