Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia 'Le Volte' IGT 2017

£23.00

Back in the 1970s, the vineyards of North Western Italy were dangerous places. Gangs of Sangiovese were engaged in racketeering across all of Chianti and Brunello; ripping up rootstock of...

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Back in the 1970s, the vineyards of North Western Italy were dangerous places. Gangs of Sangiovese were engaged in racketeering across all of Chianti and Brunello; ripping up rootstock of anything that didn't have a DOCG status. Most vines lived in fear but it is always darkest before the dawn. Where the wine police could not help, a caped crusader came to the aid of ordinary grapes. Some called him vigilantly, others called him hero but most called him Super Tuscan. To this day he protects the right to make high quality wines in Tuscany without it being Sangiovese dominant, not the hero we asked for but the hero we deserved... Le Volte is a Super Tuscan, only Alfred knows.


The vineyards extend 76 ha (190 acres) and are broken down into 27 different plots, all with slightly different characteristics. There are 2 main areas, one around the Ornellaia winery itself and another around Bellaria to the north and north-west of Bolgheri, where the land slopes gently down towards the sea some 5 km away. At Ornellaia there are 30 hectares of vineyards predominantly dedicated to the production of Ornellaia and Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia, the second wine.


Considering the global phenomenon that the wines of Ornellaia have become, it is easy to forget that this is a relatively young estate founded as recently as 1981 by Lodovico Antinori whose aunt Clarice della Gheradesca married Marchese Mario Incisa, creator of Sassicaia.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.