90/100 points, Wine Advocate
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia was founded in 1981, in a beautiful, unspoiled part of Tuscany. From the outset, the mission was to produce outstanding wines. Since then passion and dedication, coupled with a unique terroir and an extraordinary microclimate, have brought the Tenuta dell'Ornellaia's prestigious labels great success and recognition as one of the most important wineries in the world.
Ornellaia, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia’s flagship wine, was first produced with vintage 1985, from an extremely careful selection of the vineyards grown on the Estate. Produced in limited quantities, hand-crafted and vinified with the utmost care and attention to detail, Ornellaia has constantly received top ratings from the most influential opinion leaders around the world. Vintage 2005 marked the 20th anniversary of Ornellaia which was celebrated with numerous events all over the globe and with the creation of special anniversary large size bottles.
Starting with vintage Ornellaia 2006, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia has introduced the project Vendemmia d’Artista, a marriage between the world of contemporary art and that of wine, and one which celebrates the unique character of each new vintage of Ornellaia, the flagship wine of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia. At Ornellaia, each vintage is like a painting. The subject is always their wines, but the terroir is a myriad of different characteristics that require patient interpretation, and subtle strokes to represent the very essence and soul of the vintage. Their goal is that each strike of the paintbrush shows their experience, dedication and passion.