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.
The second wine of the property, Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia is made with fruit from the same vineyard plots that go into the Ornellaia, only this is a second selection with fruit from younger vines.
The blend is 33% Cab Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 18% Cab Franc and 17% Petit Verdot. Aged 15 months in 25% new oak.
This is an open-knit and silky second wine, with impeccable balance, it can be drank young, but it also has a 8-10 years of ageing potential