Ornellaia Ornus dell’Ornellaia (93 WA)
“Packaged in its distinctive 375-milliliter amphorae-shaped bottle, the Ornellaia 2020 Ornus dell’Ornellaia has a warm and sweet bouquet that recalls pastry cream, toasted almond, candied apricot, honey and sweet lemon candy. The wine is very smooth and creamy in texture. The acidity is a little less prominent in this vintage, and the wine makes up for it with lingering sweetness.” – M.L. 5/23
Toscana Bianco IGT
Ornus dell’Ornellaia is a late harvest Petit Manseng produced in extremely limited quantities and gives yet another dimension to 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.
Ornellaia has established itself as one of the most iconic producers in Italy (and beyond). The estate is dedicated to producing charming and opulent wines, full of Mediterranean character and finesse, reflecting the estate's unique terroir in Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast.