Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2020 The Wine Gate Shop
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Le Volte dell'Ornellaia 2020

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The estate

The Ornellaia story is one of vision and determination. Founded in 1981, Ornellaia Estate immediately embarked on a quest for excellence.

The Ornellaia estate has always been an expression of the close bond between man and nature. From the launch of Ornellaia in 1985 to the beautiful vineyards of Bellaria, from the beginnings of the very first second wine produced in Italy, Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia, to the Vendemmia d'Artista project, to the creation of Ornellaia Bianco, the history of Ornellaia is intense, yet also a source of pride and inspiration.

There are many men and women who have defined the history of Ornellaia, owned by the Frescobaldi family. Some are no longer with us, while many others are essential to its current incarnation and are already contributing to its future.
Marchese Ferdinando Frescobaldi is the President of Ornellaia along with Giovanni Geddes da Filicaja, CEO since 1999.

The vineyard

As winegrowers for 700 years, the Frescobaldi family combines its creative spirit and quest for excellence with respect for tradition.

Cultivating and celebrating local diversity has always been their philosophy, respecting the identity and independence of each winery.
Continuity, curiosity and controlled evolution have guided the Frescobaldi family for generations.
At Ornellaia, this approach has created an international team that is part of the extended family.
With an eye to the
to the Mediterranean and Ornellaia's identity deeply rooted in it, Poggio alle Gazze dell'Ornellaia reveals a refreshing spirit, delicate as a breeze, yet sumptuous and confident.
Each vine that sinks its roots into the deep soil, where the sea once was, has its own voice.
Understanding and directing the singular harmony of this choir is a responsibility and an honor for Ornellaia.
The combination of soil, sun, sea, wind and the history of this land defines each of our wines.

The Vintage

Volte dell' Ornellaia combines Mediterranean generosity with a full-bodied structure and complexity, expressing the Ornellaia philosophy. Volte dell' Ornellaia is a fine wine for spontaneous wine lovers, to be enjoyed without ceremony.


After a mild and rainy winter, there was a temporary drop in temperature in March with a few nights below 0° C at the very beginning of budding in the last week of the month. Fortunately, the newly opened shoots were still protected by the cottony tissue of the bud and were not damaged by the frost.

The vineyard experienced generally warm weather for the remainder of the spring, with normal rainfall allowing steady vegetative growth until flowering, which occurred on average between 20 and 25 May. There was a period of intense rainfall in mid-June, followed by a very long dry period with a notable absence of rain and scorching temperatures until the end of August. The veraison was uniform and rapid between 20 and 25 July, with the berries beginning to ripen under a blazing sun. The expected rains arrived at the end of August and led to a significant drop in temperature, with night-time lows of 13°C: ideal conditions for the Merlots to complete their ripening.

Harvesting of these same Merlots took place early and was completed quickly - in just two weeks - to preserve maximum freshness and fruit character, just in time to avoid a sudden week-long heat wave during which temperatures reached up to 37° C, forcing to start harvesting the later vines as early as 17 September.

Some rain at the end of the month finally brought the weather conditions back to normal, allowinging to finish harvesting on October 3rd.


  • Domain Ornellaia
  • Color
  • Vintage 2020
  • Variety 100% Merlot
  • Alcohol degrees13.5°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

"With its ruby red colour and violet highlights, Volte dell' Ornellaia 2020 offers a vinous bouquet, releasing complex aromas ranging from ripe red fruit to Mediterranean scrub, enhanced by delicate notes of tobacco and spice.On the palate, the wine is velvety and silky, but underpinned by lively acidity offering a lively and persistent finish."

Olga Fusari –Enologist- December 2021