Fans of "Super Tuscan" wines take note, this Ornello by Rocca di Frassinello in Tuscany really delivers the goods. The blend of Sangiovese along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah offers a richer, more full bodied wine that just oozes with Tuscan character like notes of tobacco, wild brush and great Italian earth notes.
93 POINTS, Vinous. "The Ornello is one of the more intriguing wines in the range in 2018. Wild berry, sage, lavender and black pepper Syrah accents lend aromatic intensity as well as a good bit of structure to this red. As always, the Ornello has a brooding dimension to its personality that the other wines don’t have."
95 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast. "This full-bodied red starts off with aromas of leather, forest floor and camphor. Enveloping and structured, the palate shows a weightless concentration, featuring dried cherry, licorice, tobacco and a hint of orange zest framed in velvety...
A bottling of "Gran Selezione" is clear step up the ladder from a "Riserva." This is the designation a winemaker will give to their top offering. A truly special Chianti offering a complex expression from Tuscany. Succulent fruit and berry...
92 POINTS, James Suckling. "A ripe and full-bodied Brunello with intense notes of cassis, stewed plums and olive notes. Some grilled herbs, too. Broad and creamy tannins with plenty of rich fruit." Certified organic.