The Italian wine estate Ornellaia has announced the release of Ornellaia Bolgheri DOC Superiore 2017 Solare.
The estate’s “Grand Vin” has emerged from the hills surrounding Bolgheri, Tuscany, and from the cellar where it rested during aging.
“It’s difficult not to describe 2017 as an extreme vintage in which frost, sun and drought played a decisive role. Although the year challenged the team, winemakers included, I’m very pleased about the quality and personality of our wines,” says Axel Heinz, estate director of the Bolgheri winery. “It was fundamental to protect this vintage’s bold personality throughout the entire winemaking process. The gentle handling of the grapes and the slightly earlier harvest yielded surprisingly harmonious wines.”
Scents of licorice and blackberries prevail in Ornellaia Bolgheri DOC Superiore, the company says, alongside velvety tannins, typical of the hottest vintages, while acidity and roundness imbue the wine with the Mediterranean style.
Ornellaia has a focus on sustainable winemaking, including a thermochromic label for some bottles of Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista 2017 Solare. “As it changes color with the heat of one’s hand, the artistic packaging invites reflection about the impact of humanity on the planet,” the company says.
The suggested retail price is $260 per 750-ml. bottle.