Ornellaia's entry-level Le Volte provides great value, especially in this classic 2016 vintage.
Drink now - 2030
Type: Red Wine Style: Dry Region: Tuscany Alcohol Content: 14% Producer: Antinori, Ornellaia Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese Appellation: Toscana IGT Country: Italy Vintage: 2016 Allergens: Contains Sulfite
(€24 / litre)
AWARDS AND REVIEWS
92 points, Wine Spectator
Black currant, blackberry and mint aromas and flavors mark this firm, linear red. Fruity yet savory, ending with a dense, wide swath of dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2021 through 2030
91 points, Wine Advocate
You get excellent value with the entry-level 2016 Le Volte dell'Ornellaia. This vintage radiates freshness and sheer energy, thanks to the excellent material available in this classic vintage. The base of the wine is Merlot, but the winemaking team at Ornellaia sources fruit far and wide along the Tuscan coast to locate the Sangiovese and the Cabernet Sauvignon that completes the blend. The wine opens to a rich, dark appearance and offers succulent fruit tones of blackberry, blackcurrant and lingering spice. You also get that characteristic freshness that comes from the Sangiovese.