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Ornellaia Ornellaia 2013 vintage was scorching hot in the summer, but August storms delayed the ripening and the grapes were harvested two weeks later than 2011 and 2012. ‘This slow vegetative development favored aromatic expression’, comments Heinz.
Ornellaia Ornellaia 2013 has lots of top notes of creamy oak spice and dark berried fruit. A soft and round first impression evolves into a rich, but not heavy, wine with a gentle appeal and a nuanced palate of green peppercorn, tobacco spice, lively redcurrant, and vanilla. It has a suave and energetic personality.
What appeared to be a disadvantage for the 2013 vintage – late budding and flowering – proved to be a major advantage thanks to a warm summer and month of September offering textbook conditions for harvesting, with cool temperatures but a prevalence of sunny weather.
This resulted in slow but complete ripening with great balance and a delightful aromatic quality, which we like to define as “Elegance”. Ornellaia Ornellaia 2013 with its dense, vibrant color, has a nose of splendid aromatic complexity built around a limpid and brilliant fruitiness, underscored by refined spicy and balsamic notes.
The mouth develops vibrant and complex fruity nuances framed by a dense, slender structure with tannins that attain a rare harmony between firmness and fleshiness, concluding with a long balanced, and fresh finish.
Vanilla, toast, and smoke notes shade the black cherry and plum aromas, while the spicy oak theme carries over on the palate. A brash style that shows fine balance, but this will require time to find equilibrium. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2029. 12,000 cases made.
Amazing graphite and violet aromas with dark fruits. Medium to full body, ultra-velvety tannins, and a long and beautiful finish. Formed and tight.