Tenuta dell'Ornellaia ''Ornellaia'' Bianco 2015

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  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D8216
$274.95
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SKU
D8216
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia ''Ornellaia'' Bianco 2015 is available to buy in increments of 1

Ornellaia Bianco was created through the desire of the winemaking team to express the exceptional characteristics of the Estate’s terroir, not only in red wine, in a great white wine. The produce of north facing vineyards planted on sandy clay-rich soils, the 2015 harvest was an almost perfect vintage. The effects of the blazing sun were once again softened by the micro-climate of Bolgheri, gifting us with textbook conditions for ripening the grapes on the vines. This vintage has an intense but bright color and its classic aroma of mature and lively citrus fruits, highlighted with subtle toasted and vanilla notes, are picked up on the nose. A full-bodied and juicy palate reflects the sunny season, but at the same time its vibrant acidity and crisp fruity character leave a very fresh and elegant impression in the mouth. The tasting finishes with a classic touch of saltiness and subtle toasty notes.
Winery Notes

93 pts Wine Advocate

The 2015 Bianco Ornellaia will be released in October 2017. This new vinous creation was inaugurated just three years ago. Back then, it represented a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. We saw the percentage of Viognier reduced in the 2014 vintage and it has now been completely removed in this edition. This wine is a pure expression of Sauvignon and I'm told that the 2016 vintage will be the same. The wine was bottled in December 2016, so I preview tasted it just a few months after it was put into glass. Because 2015 is a warm vintage, General Manager Alex Heinz tells me that the Viognier risked tasting too heavy and viscous. Instead, you get the crisp linearity and pristine aromas that remind you of a white Bordeaux, evidently the inspiration for this Tuscan wine. It is fermented in 30% new oak and rests on the lees for one year with frequent stirring. The wine is rich and silky in texture with fragrances of exotic fruit, honey and saffron. There is a delicate touch of alcohol as well. Balanced acidity and salty mineral nuances cap the powerful experience.

93 pts Vinous

The 2015 Ornellaia Bianco, 100% Sauvignon (with a touch of Gris) is quite a powerful wine. In 2015, the Bianco has a real phenolic edge that gives the wine structure and its distinctive feel. The white peach and floral notes offer quite a bit of precision. I would prefer to drink it sooner rather than later.