Rocca Di Frassinello Ornello 2013 750ml
SKU 782642

Rocca Di Frassinello Ornello 2013

Rocca Di Frassinello - Tuscany - Italy - Maremma

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Rated 93 by Decanter
The 2013 Ornello is terrific. A blend of Sangioveto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, the Ornello offers striking depth and translucence in a mid-weight style loaded with complexity. Sweet red cherries, tobacco, mint, new leather and blood orange add shades of nuance as the 2013 develops with air. Constantly changing in the glass, the 2013 Ornello is deeply impressive. In particular, the Sangiovese seems to really perk up the flavors here. Ornello remains the hidden jewel in the estate's lineup. (Galloni)

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Winery: Rocca Di Frassinello

Region: Tuscany

All over the stunning region of Tuscany in central Italy, you'll see rolling hills covered in green, healthy grapevines. This region is currently Italy's third largest producer of wines, but interestingly wineries here are generally happy with lower yields holding higher quality grapes, believing that they have a responsibility to uphold the excellent reputation of Tuscany, rather than let it slip into 'quantity over quality' wine-making as it did in the mid twentieth century. The region has a difficult soil type to work with, but the excellent climate and generations of expertise more than make up for this problem. Most commonly, Tuscan vintners grow Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes, although more and more varietals are being planted nowadays in order to produce other high quality wine styles.

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.