2009 Ornellaia

2009 Ornellaia

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
  • Style: Mellow and Flamboyant
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Subregion: Bolgheri
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ABOUT THE WINE
Founded in 1981 by Marchese Lodovico Antinori, Ornellaia began as a project to explore the possibilities offered by Bordeaux varieties in the rolling hills of Bolgheri. The estate rose to prominence as the vineyards matured in the 1990s, under the watchful eye of Michel Rolland as consulting oenologist, and was controversially acquired by the Frescobaldi family via Robert Mondavi, to whom Lodovico sold the estate in 2002. The esteem in which the estate is held is such that the appellation of Bolgheri Superiore DOC was created specifically for Ornellaia, and for other wines made in its image.

TASTING NOTES
Following a wet and rainy growing season, warm weather blowing in from North Africa hastened the ripening process in August and September, and resulted in outstanding complexity from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vines, which play a significant role in this vintage. 18 months ageing in barriques, with 12 months in bottle before release. The character of the vintage promoted a superb balance in this wine, with ripe flavours from the Cabernet varietals balanced by the weight of the 5% Petit Verdot and higher acidity from the Merlot portion.

FOOD PAIRING
Excellent with the dark meat from poultry and game-birds, perfect for a wild boar stew, a quintessentially Tuscan treat.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
2009 was quite a different vintage in Bolgheri from that experienced in Bordeaux, which saw dry weather throughout thee growing season; this wine balances the expressive character of a 2009 Bordeaux with the bright acidity (and therefore ageing potential) of a more classic Bordeaux vintage.

WHAT IS THE CUT OFF DATE FOR DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS?
For delivery outside of the M25: Sunday, December 12th, 11:59pm
For delivery within the M25: Sunday, December 19th, 11:59pm
Please note, any orders beyond the above cut-off dates will be delivered January 3rd, 2021 and onwards. 
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?
Orders of any value can be collected for free from our Parsons Green or Wimbledon Village Shop. Greater London next day deliveries will cost £10 for orders under £100 and are free above £100. UK mainland next day deliveries will cost £25 for orders under £250 and are free for orders above £250.
WHAT DOES “NEXT DAY DELIVERY” MEAN?
All our shipments in mainland UK and Greater London are shipped next day. Cut off time for a next day delivery is 2PM. Next day is only available on working days. Shipment can be delayed because of external factors.
WHAT IF THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH MY ORDER?
Please contact Friarwood if you have any issue with your order. Either call us on 020 7736 2628, or email info@friarwood.com
WHAT IF I AM NOT AT HOME?
The delivery company will make up to three attempts to deliver the order. Each time they will leave a card. If the wines cannot be delivered, the parcel will be available for collection at the courier local depot for a few days. After that period of time, the parcel will be returned to Friarwood.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEND WINE OUTSIDE OF UK MAINLAND, TO EUROPE, OR INTERNATIONALLY?
This will be treated on a case per case basis. In some areas, specific rules and exceptions apply. Please contact info@friarwood.com or call us on 020 7736 2628 for any shipment outside of UK mainland.

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