SPOTLIGHT WINE: 2014 TENUTA DELL’ORNELLAIA “LE VOLTE” RED (TUSCANY, IT)
Ornellaia. If you have a fondness for Italy’s Super Tuscan wines than you know and love the Antinori family’s offering, one of the most famous wines in the world. Ornellaia is an homage to well-structured Bordeaux blends and shows Tuscany’s ability to make world-class wines that are not dominated by Sangiovese. But for most of us, the price of Ornellaia puts it out of reach. Luckily, their more affordable wines have been gaining a foothold and creating a buzz all their own.
Le Volte combines opulence with structure thanks to a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The region had a cooler growing season than expected in 2014, and yet the Merlot grapes ripened perfectly, and give the wine silky, inviting tannins. The winemakers were impressed by this vintage’s drinkability, and TJ loves how juicy and palate-friendly this wine is.
We also love the price. At a discounted price of $27.75, this is a wine that can rightfully take its place on any dinner table, where it will add a little of Italy’s opulence, without breaking the bank.
Regular Price: $37/bottle
15% per Bottle Discount: $31.45/bottle
25% four-bottle Discount: $111 ($37 savings at $27.75 a bottle) *That’s like buy 3, Get 1 Free!
To make an order”Buy Now” to email our Special Orders Manager, Sophie!