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Just Released: Ornellaia 2016

Sara Sparks | May 18, 2019

Celebrating Bolgheri’s Virtuous Climate

Winemaker Axel Heinz, at Ornellaia since 2005, was thrilled to present us with his 2016 Ornellaia in March-and rightfully so. A very successful vintage indeed, where the opposing forces of ripeness and firmness were the inspiration of the vintage’s namesake: “La Tensione”. 

The blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, with important parts of Merlot (27%) and Cabernet Franc (18%). The first impression is of blackberry, cassis, and cedar. The palate is silky with fine tannins and intensity on the finish, which will ensure excellent maturing in a cellar, for at least 2 decades.

A fantastic vintage that will reinforce Ornellaia’s reputation as one of Italy’s most important wines.