Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history and artistic legacy. As the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region has an incredible art and architecture heritage.
Tuscany is certainly the most famous of all Italian regions for its wines. Sangiovese reigns in all its forms in the vineyards of Chianti but also Montepulciano and Montalcino.
It is also the land of the Super Tuscan, the Bordeaux blend style that laid the foundation of some of the greatest Italian wines.
As a pairing with these wines, Tuscany cuisine is based on simplicity but high quality and certainly topped with Tuscan olive oil, recognized all over the world.
In 1981, Marchese Lodovico Antinori planted the first French vines in Bolgheri, which lies in the heart of Tuscany’s coastal region, Maremma. The property is adjacent to Tenuta San Guido, producer of Sassicaia. Ornellaia has been described as Lodovico Antinori’s competitive answer to his cousin Nicolò Incisa’s Sassicaia, and his older brother Piero Antinori’s Solaia.
The estate yields some of the finest Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc in Tuscany. In 2005, Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi became the owner of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia.
Ornellaia established itself among the iconic wine estates in Italy is producing charming and opulent wines reflecting the estate’s unique terroir in Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast.