Ornellaia 2015: One of the Great Wines of the World

“Ornellaia has made history in its time and we have been the beneficiaries, as we have followed its progress and pulled corks, shared its vintages with friends and compared, swirled and, finally, swallowed – we must be honest here. Ornellaia is a wine of both joy and gravitas, pleasure and reflection. We can only aspire to age with its grace.”
Serena Sutcliffe MW

On the 30th Anniversary of the first vintage (1985), Ornellaia presents the 10th edition of its Vendemmia d’Artista project.

Ornellaia is a Super Tuscan of international acclaim that is undisputed in its role as one of the world’s most collectible wines. An uncompromising attention to detail is a mantra by which every member of their team lives and breathes. Grapes of exceptional quality pass through a rigorous double selection before they enter the inner sanctum of the cellar where wine maker Axel Heinz sculpts his glorious age worthy masterpieces.

The 2015 vintage of Ornellaia, which marks its 30th vintage anniversary, is without doubt one of the great Ornellaia vintages. The usual deep colour announces a wine of great texture and intensity, followed by a fruit-rich nose that is ripe and fresh at the same time, emphasized by classic balsamic and spicy hints. On the palate, it is rich, dense, and full-bodied, with an exceptional tannic texture, dense and velvety, of great refinement, that extends throughout the palate. The lengthy finish concludes with an impression of firmness and delicate hints of spice.

Ornellaia continue their project commissioning artists to design their labels capturing the style of the vintage. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Vendemmia d’Artista project and to interpret the character “Il Carisma” (Charisma), Ornellaia invited internationally acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge to encapsulate the attributes of this magnificent vintage. The drawings on the labels are done on pages from various old Italian cash books found in flea markets and second-hand shops in the Tuscan area. The design will be on one bottle per 6x75 case.

This is an unmissable Ornellaia, confirming its place as one of the great wines of the world.

We are also pleased to release the latest vintage of Le Volte, which gives a striking introduction to another great Tuscan vintage on the horizon. Axel Heinz states that "few vintages have expressed all the virtues of the Tuscan coast’s climate as eloquently as 2016.” As always, this wine offers incredible value from this great estate.

Please note: Due to the unprecedented interest in this release, orders including Le Volte will be prioritised. 
Large formats available on request.

Release prices valid until 30th April 2018, while stocks last.

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2015 Le Serre Nuove

Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy

Case 6 x 75cl

Price £212.00

With an intense colour and youthful appearance, its intense and ripe fruity aroma with subtle spicy and toasted...

highlights are detected on the nose. Well-rounded and satin-smooth on the palate, great texture and harmoniously balanced, with a succulent fruitiness which ends with a zesty finish with no sharp edges, freshened by balsamic notes.
Axel Heinz, Winemaker

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Drinking dates: 2018-2023

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2016 Le Volte

Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy

Case 6 x 75cl

Price £75.00

Release price valid until 30th April 2018, while stocks last.

Few vintages have expressed all the...

virtues of the Tuscan coast’s climate as eloquently as 2016. An almost perfect combination of sunshine, warm summer days and cool nights, with just about enough rain to slow down the vine’s growth without making them suffer from drought have led to one of the purest expressions of Le Volte dell’Ornellaia, combining perfectly ripe yet vibrant fruit with a silky and generous texture underlined by a fresh and lively acidity.
Axel Heinz, Winemaker

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2015 Ornellaia

Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy

Case 6 x 75cl

Price £600.00

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Like people of great ‘Carisma’ (Charisma), wines of great vintages know how to impose themselves naturally, without force, their balance allowing them to shine without having to flaunt themselves. The 2015 vintage perfectly expresses this behavioural trait. Born during a particularly balanced harvest season, 2015 is certainly one of the great Ornellaia vintages. The usual intense colour indicates a wine of great texture and intensity, followed by a fruity scent that is ripe and fresh at the same time, emphasized by classic balsamic and spicy hints. On the palate it is rich, dense, and full-bodied, with an exceptional tannic texture, dense and velvety, of great refinement, that extends throughout the mouth. The long finish concludes with a feeling of firmness and finely spiced hints. 
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Drinking dates: 2022-2032

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