Pick of the Launches

13 February, 2017



Brand owner Ornellaia

RRP US$64.99, €61, £53

Markets Global

Contact armitwines.co.uk

Coming primarily from the estate’s younger vineyards, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia is a true ‘second vin’, says the company.

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia is said to “combine generosity and depth of flavour with an engaging and vibrant personality.”

2014 will be remembered in Tuscany for the summer that never was and as one of the most unusual. A warm and rainy winter was followed by a mild and dry spring, a distinctively average July and a cold and rainy August. All of this created difficult conditions for the ripening of the grapes. September and October, however, brought perfect conditions, with mostly sunny and dry weather, offering excellent conditions for ripening, particularly for Merlot.

While there was a lot of extra work to do in the vineyard, the combination of the estate’s varied subsoils, the varieties and the team’s detailed knowledge of the terroir, all worked in favour of Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia, say the owners.

Digital Edition

Drinks International digital edition is available ahead of the printed magazine. Don’t miss out, make sure you subscribe today to access the digital edition and all archived editions of Drinks International as part of your subscription.


La'Mel Clarke

Service isn’t servitude: the skill of hosting

La’Mel Clarke, front of house at London’s Seed Library, looks at the forgotten art of hosting and why it deserves the same respect as bartending.