Masterclass “Ornellaia”

Saturday, 20 May 2023, 16:30
Kongresshaus, Room: S9, 2nd floor

Ornelleia is one of the cult wines of Tuscany. From the 1986 vintage appeared for the first time a red wine from Ornellaia. Together with the neighboring estate Tenuta San Guido where the Sassiacia grows, the two wines made Bolgheri known around the world as an excellent wine region. Originally created as a classic Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the more recent vintages of Ornellaia always include a proportion of Petit Verdot, which gives the wine fruit and tension. Originally designated as Vino da Tavola and as IGT, like so many other great wines of Tuscany, Ornellaia now trades as Bolgheri Superiore DOC.
In a great vertical, the 2020, 2015, 2014, 2008, 2001 vintages of Ornellaia will be tasted. Especially the older vintages will impressively show that Bolgheri wines and especially Ornellaia can also age great. As a prelude to the red Ornellaia, there are two vintages, 2020 and 2015 of Ornellaia Bianco. This cuvée of predominantly Sauvignon Blanc and some small additions of other varieties, was first produced in 2014 and testifies that in Bolgheri quite impressive white wines are also created.
Axel Heinz, director and chief oenologist of Ornellaia, and Othmar Kiem, longtime editor-in-chief of Italy for Falstaff magazine, will lead us through this extraordinary tasting.
Ornellaia Bianco IGT Toscana – Ornellaia
2020, 2015
Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore DOC – Ornellaia
2020, 2015, 2014, 2010, 2008, 2001


Axel Heinz, Director and Chief Oenologist of Ornellaia
Othmar Kiem, Editor-in-Chief Italy of Falstaff Magazine for many years

99 Euros per person
to be booked at the box office

The location

Kongresshaus Baden-Baden

The modern, daylight-flooded Kongresshaus Baden-Baden – with its clear, classically-modern structure, incredibly flexible room concepts and 4,500 square metres of space – provides the perfect setting for the Wine & Gourmet-Festival by Falstaff.
Kongresshaus Baden-Baden Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
Augustaplatz 10
76530 Baden-Baden, Germany

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