Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Toscana IGT (Tuscany, Italy) “Le Volte dell’Ornellaia” 2021

($33, Vintus):  Sometimes described as the “third” wine of Ornellaia, Le Volte is and it isn’t because it addition to estate wine that did not make it into either Ornellaia or Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia, Le Volte contains grapes that have been purchased from other sources.  Nonetheless, the fleshy Le Volte displays the succulence Merlot brings to a blend while supported by fine tannins and engaging acidity.  Call it what you like — it’s delicious now and is an excellent introduction to the talents of the Ornellaia winemaking team.
90 Michael Apstein Oct 24, 2023