This famous Bolgheri estate was founded in 1981 by Marchese Ludovico Antinori.
In 1999 Robert Mondavi take a minority share of the estate, and by 2002 it takes full control of the Estate, and transfer 50% of shares to the Frescobaldi Family.
In 2005 the Frescobaldi family acquired the other 50% of shares from Constellation and became the sole owner of Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia.
Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon were fermented separately in small steel tanks. Followed by full malolactic fermentation, again in steel tanks.
The wine was then aged for 10 months, partly in barrique used previously for Ornellaia and partly in concrete tanks.