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.