Ornellaia, 2018 release
We are proud to announce that Ornellaia has chosen Cult Wines as one of their key partners with the 2018 release. We are one of few companies appointed by Ornellaia to represent their brand with the 2018 release, the first of our direct allocations. This is fantastic news for our customers.
To secure access to Ornellaia’s production we had the pleasure to work closely with Vianney Gravereaux, Sales and Marketing Director at Ornellaia and Matteo Zanardello, Export Area Manager Europe at Ornellaia for the last months.
“I admire how the Frescobaldi family managed to bring this estate to the highest level of quality in the region, making the estate a reference point for Italian wines.”
Andrea Marino Senior Buyer at Cult Wines
The eponymous Ornellaia, made from the four main Bordeaux varietals, is widely considered Italy’s best answer to a great Bordeaux-style wine. In 2020, Ornellaia jumped a remarkable 85 places in Liv-ex’s Power 100 ranking into the sixth spot, the third highest ranked Italian wine behind Sassicaia (#2) and Gaja (#1).
“The perfect expression of grace, exquisitely balanced between lush and finesse, complexity and elegance, a real gem for connoisseurs and lovers of la dolce vita.”
Andrea Marino (Cult Wines)
“A highly intriguing vintage”
Antonio Galloni 97 points (Vinous)
Not all super Tuscans are red
Ornellaia is a pioneer of the white Super Tuscan. In 2013, it launched Ornellaia Bianco, which, like its red cousin, is made from international grape varieties - 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Viognier. Only 4,000 bottles are produced, a mere 2.5% of the amount of red! But while quantity has been small, performance has been grand. Recent vintages are up over 100% since their releases.
“The 2018 Ornellaia Bianco is a powerful, dense wine.”
Antonio Galloni 93 + points (Vinous)
The Vintage performance speaks for itself