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TOSCANA IGT 2017 VENDEMMIA TARDIVA ORNUS ORNELLAIA 0,375

€ 90,00
ORNELLAIA110
8001245457477
Tuscany
NR
2017
TENUTA DELL'ORNELLAIA
100% PETIT MANSENG

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Ornus dell’Ornellaia is a late harvest Petit Manseng produced in extremely limited quantities and expresses
another dimension of the Estate. In certain vintages conditions are perfect in the tiny “Palmetta” vineyard for the
production of this exclusive dessert wine.

The name Ornus dell’Ornellaia takes its inspiration from “Fraxinus Ornus”, the Latin name for the Manna or
Flowering Ash (in Italian, Orniello), the tree which has given its name to the Ornellaia. The “Manna Ash”
Orniello or “Fraxinus Ornus” is a tree which is typical to the Mediterranean coastal area. Its precious sap has been
used since Biblical times as a sweetener and acts as a perfect link to the sweetness of Ornus dell’Ornellaia.

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES
100% Petit Manseng Alc.: 14,5% vol. Residual sugar: 89 g/L A.T.: 7,1 g/L

“Ornus dell'Ornellaia was inspired by passion for our terroir and by the desire to explore its potential in producing great
sweet wines, favoured by the typically mild and particularly breezy autumn in Bolgheri. Ornus dell’Ornellaia 2017,
with its typical bright golden-yellow colour, develops refined scents of bitter almond and dry apricot to the nose. The first
impression on the palate is soft and enveloping and the acidic vein typical of Petit Manseng gives length and verticality
to the finish.”
Olga Fusari - Winemaker

VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Upon arrival at the winery, each lot was pressed and fermented separately. After lengthy, gentle pressing and natural decanting over one night, the various lots were fermented in 100% new oak barriques at temperatures of no more than 22°C. Upon reaching the desired sugar and alcohol levels, the fermentation was stopped. Malolactic fermentation did not take place. After racking, the wines were aged for 12 months, after which the various lots were blended. After bottling, the wine was aged for another year prior to release.

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