The wine connoisseurs in Jakarta will have one more selection of fine wine to their hit list, with one of the most renowned Italian wine brand, Ornellaia, finally coming to Jakarta. A premium wine produced in limited quantity in the DOC Bolgheri in Toscana, Ornellaia is commonly nicknamed the “Super Tuscan”, as although produced in Tuscany, it uses the “Bordeaux” grape varieties instead, such as the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, instead of the usual Tuscan Sangiovese grape.
“Although using similar grapes to the Bordeaux wineries, the Ornellaia vineyards in Tuscany are exposed to more sun and are closer to the sea, which in the end gives the wine more refined elegance and finesse, and gives a special edge compared to the Bordeaux wines.” Explained Patrick Lachapèle, Ornellaia’s Asia Pacific Area Export Manager during Ornellaia’s Grand Launching at Gaia Ristorante, Altitude Jakarta, 1st September 2015. Dimatique, a leading distributors of premium wine and liquor in Indonesia, will be the sole distributor of Ornellaia in Indonesia.
At the launching, three very distinctive Ornellaia’s red wines were introduced; La Volte dell’Ornellaia 2013, Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2012, and the crème de la crème, Ornellaia 2012.
The Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is a blend of 2 Bordeaux grape varieties (Merlot and Cabernet) and the Tuscan Sangiovese. A very juicy and approachable wine, with hints of violet, Mediterranean pepper, and berries, or as Mr. Lachapele characterized it, a wine to drink now.
The Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia is a round and powerful Bordeaux blend dominated by Merlot, with aromas of dark fruits, liquorice, a nice sweetness balanced by freshness and acidity; a wine that can age another 15 years.
And last but not least, the ‘Ornellaia’ is the flagship wine of the Estate; a Bordeaux blend dominated by Cabernet, with a profound nose of dark fruits, pepper, tobacco notes, and an extremely smooth and delicate palate; a wine that can age another 25 years.
With its increasing wine consumption and as a one of the trend setters for the rest of Indonesia and even Southeast Asia, Ornellaia sees the chance to introduce their wine to Jakarta and Bali. “At Ornellaia the problem is not to find a partner, as every importer in town is happy to carry these wines, but to find the right importer – one that does things in great details, and with which we have full trust and understanding of what small production & luxury actually means, and with Dimatique we talk the same language.” Patrick explains.
The Ornellaia line of exclusive red wines will be available soon in select fine dining and exclusive establishment in Jakarta and Bali first, in limited quantities. For more information on other Dimatique wines, visit dimatique.com