ORNELLAIA E MASSETO, 'LE VOLTE DELL'ORNELLAIA'

 

TUSCANY, ITALY 2017

 

 

Without a doubt one of the most important producers of the Tuscan revolution, Ornellaia e Masseto has turned out some of the most iconic labels in Italy, including its flagship Ornellaia. After the estate’s brief joint ownership with Mondavi, Ornellaia e Masseto is now owned in its entirety by one of the oldest winemaking families, Frescobaldi, and their wines have exemplified the best of Bolgheri’s terroir while simultaneously bringing the region of Maremma to international fame. With Ornellaia’s renowned reputation as a super-premium Bordeaux blend contributing to high demand and price tags that can reach upwards of $200 a bottle, there is still value to be had from the estate’s deep portfolio. Today’s 2017 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is one such example: a gorgeous, sub-$30 Super Tuscan that is an ideal wine for everyday enjoyment from one of the world’s model estates.

Facing the Tyrrhenian Sea in the western part of Tuscany, Maremma is a region that is relatively new and full of wine innovation. Without the boundaries imposed by a long winemaking history, the winemakers here are free to push the envelope and define their own winemaking style. In 1981, Lodovico Antinori founded Ornellaia and at the time, the Bolgheri appellation didn't exist and contributed to the Tuscan wine revolution. Ten years later, the inaugural vintage of Le Volte dell’Ornellaia was produced as an approachable style offering contrast to Ornellaia while maintaining generous structure and complexity reflected in the estate’s benchmark wine. Combining Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese, the 2017 was aged for 10 months in ex-Ornellaia used French barriques as well as cement tanks to obtain a balance between tannic structure and freshness.

With a plethora of bold, dark fruit and concentration that reflected the vintage, this is an “opulent Le Volte” full of fruit-driven, ripe flavors balanced by soft, rounded tannins (James Suckling). As Ornellaia impressively ages in the cellar, Le Volte is the perfect complement while you wait—enjoyable now over the next several years. With today’s offer of up to 23% off, don’t miss your chance to stock up with multiple cases on this 92-point beauty from an icon of the wine world. Don’t delay as this one will go fast.

 

 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2020. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in IL, LA, MD, MO, NM, NY, TN, VA or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, July 2, 2020.