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Le Volte Dell' Ornellaia 2012 Wine Review

Le Volte Dell' Ornellaia 2012

Le Volte Dell' Ornellaia 2012

Tuscany I.G.T., Italy

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Le Volte

Agent: Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Full-bodied with black fruit and mouth-watering acidity. This is the second label of the Super Tuscan producer Ornellaia. This red wine is a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The wine was matured for 1 year in French oak. Decant for 1 hour and enjoy with prime rib.

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This Le Volte Dell' Ornellaia 2012 was reviewed on September 13, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

On the nose a bouquet of great depth. Lovely leafy blackberry fruit, spiced red fruit and roasted bell pepper. On the mouth, the wine is full body with character and depth. Taste remind me of black fruit bringing to mind ripe cassis, black cherry with pleasant earthy nuances. Elegant with ripe tannins and a long finish. Drink now or keep for the next 5
Philippe Perreault - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This great Toscany is made of 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

This is the latest wine of Ornellaia.

Deep purple color almost black.

On the nose, the wine has aromas of licorice, cherry, black currant, violet, oak and spice

On the palate, the wine is powerful, full-bodied and very long.

Try it with a Medaillon of elk with red wine sauce.
I suggest to use the same wine for the sauce.

Put it in carafe at less 45 minutes before the service.
Serve it at 15-17 degrees.

Can be aged 8-10 years.
The 2012 vintage of Le Volte is an Italian red wine blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It's the second label from the cult winery Ornellaia. - Community Wine Reviews

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