20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Climate and Harvest:
The 2009 growing season saw a winter and early spring that were cool and rainy, and budbreak occurred in line with
past years. May was dry, but the rains returned in June, without however negatively impacting vine growth or flowering.
Summer was practically rainless, and hot, with temperatures often rising above 35°C and very narrow day-night
temperature differences. These conditions speeded up the ripening process, particularly for early-ripening varieties such
as Merlot. Harvest started in the last few days of August, slightly earlier than usual. Then rains in mid-September cooled
off later-ripening varieties, enabling them to continue ripening until the first week in October.
Vinification and Ageing:
The different varietals were fermented separately in small steel tanks to maintain their varietal characteristics intact. The
alcoholic fermentation was followed by malolactic fermentation, again in steel tanks.
The wine was then aged for 10 months in barriques ranging from 2-4 years in age, which were on their third cycle, as
they had already been used for the ageing of the flagship wine Ornellaia. The time spent in small oak barrels improved
the wine's structure, and softened its tannins.
Le Volte is the expression of a carefully crafted blend. The cuvée brings together the best terroirs of Tuscany and
combines the Mediterranean expression of opulence and generosity with structure and complexity. The softness of
Merlot, the firm structure and depth of Cabernet Sauvignon supported by the vivacious personality of Sangiovese,
create a unique blend which reflects the integrity and style which inspire the philosophy of the Tenuta dell’Ornellaia
Winemaker 's Notes:
The hot and sunny 2009 vintage gave us a remarkably appealing Le Volte, with rich, intense fruit and spice notes, and no
trace of over-ripeness. On the palate boasts a smooth, velvety mouthfeel, with glossy tannins and a lively, crisp acidity,
both contributing to its impressive balance, and it concludes with very lengthy finish.
Intense ruby with flecks of purple. The nose is of vibrant blackberry fruit with a subtle hint of oak. Full and fruity on the palate with well balanced smooth tannins. It can be a little closed to start but then opens up beautifully in the glass.
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