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[6-PACK COMBO] Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri D.O.C. "Le Serre Nuove" 2013 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 94] [RP 92] [AG 90] [WS 90]
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri D.O.C. "Le Serre Nuove" 2013 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 94] [RP 92] [AG 90] [WS 90]


 
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Winery: Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
Varietal: 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot
Region: Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 6 x 750 ml

Product Code: ORNELLAIASERRENUOVE13-6PK-W

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Notes from the winemaker:

A true ‘Second vin’ of Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia was first introduced with vintage 1997, resulting from the decision to carry out an even more rigid selection during the blending phase of the base wines which give life to Ornellaia. Produced primarily from the younger vineyards, the wine combines the pedigree of the flagship wine with freshness, accessibility and softness together with a structure, balance and intensity typical of the great terroir of the Estate.

After a dry 2012, winter 2013 was characterised by mild but very rainy weather, which caused a delay in budding of up to 15 days. The cold and the rain also led to an irregular and very long flowering period – with a two-week delay compared to the average – which reduced production and resulted in uncoordinated development of grapes. Fortunately the summer, which arrived as always at the end of June, was perfect, dry and sunny, but with a few peaks of intense heat in July and August. The slow vegetative development was ultimately beneficial because it deferred ripening until after the hottest period. The August storms significantly lowered temperatures, especially at night, which favoured aromatic expression, but led to a later than average harvest, between 9 September and 14 October, with predominantly sunny weather without excessive heat.

36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot


Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Wonderful depth of fruit to this wine with blackcurrants, spices, mints and flowers. Full body, firm and silk tannins and a fresh finish. Tight and polished red. This needs another three of four years to come together but shows style and beauty. Superb second wine from Ornellaia." - (August 5, 2015)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"I have always been a big fan of this wine. The 2013 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove is a generous blend of Merlot (32%), Cabernet Sauvignon (36%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Petit Verdot (12%). The wine presents an intensely drinkable style with soft fruit nuances of cherry, spice, grilled herb and leather. The integration of those aromas is absolutely seamless. In the mouth, Le Serra Nuove is soft, lush and beautifully persistent." - Monica Larner (29th Oct 2015)

90 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"The 2013 Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia is polished and refined to the core. Mocha, smoke, black cherries, licorice, torrefaction and dark spices meld together in the glass. This is a relatively open, mid-weight vintage for the Serre Nuove, with expressive aromatics and open-knit fruit. The new oak is especially apparent here. In some recent vintages, Le Serre Nuove has come across as almost too serious of a second wine. That is not the case in 2013, where Le Serre Nuove is quite distinct from Ornellaia, and also much more approachable right out of the gate. The 2013 also has a relatively high amount of Cabernet Franc because less was used in the Ornellaia than normal." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2015)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Dense and tightly wound, this red exhibits blackberry, black cherry, spice and earth flavors. Muscular tannins hold down the compact, cedary finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2029. 2,600 cases imported." - BS (Sep 30, 2016)

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