It’s back to Italy this week for some sips of a beautiful Tuscan red wine: Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2019 ($34.00). It’s a luscious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese from carefully selected Ornellaia sites, and each varietal is fermented separately in small steel tanks to maintain their varietal characteristics before blending.
The wine is full-bodied with bright fruit flavors of cherry, blackberry, plum, bell pepper, cocoa, currant and earthy aromas of leather, olives, anise and truffles. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is versatile enough with good acidity and would be a good candidate for sipping at the Thanksgiving table.
Here is what winemaker Olga Fusari had to say about Le Volte dell’Ornellaia 2019: “2019 gives us a Le Volte dell’Ornellaia with great balance and expressivity. With its bright ruby-red color, intense scents of red berries and rose petals are clearly distinguishable on the nose, while on the palate the taste is full-bodied and enveloping, characterized by dense tannins and a vibrant acidity which make this a highly pleasant and enjoyable wine.” I couldn’t agree more. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’ll send you – in the mind, at least – to Mediterranean Italy with its juicy goodness.
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.