Our production philosophy revolves around Ornellaia’s obsession with
excellence – at all levels. Every choice we make is of absolute
importance and implies an all-consuming attention to detail. At no point
in the production process are shortcuts allowed or tolerated, and this
is how we succeed harvesting grapes that are of the very highest quality
irrespective of the climatic conditions in that particular year.
During the harvest period analysis and empiric testing enables us to determine which grapes to pick and in which order. The tasting of the grapes allows us to better ascertain the ripeness of the tannins and the balance within the bunches in order to establish the optimum harvest time and the vinification technique for the grapes from each parcel of land. We then subject each and every grape to a double selection process. On the first table the quality of the bunches is checked, while during a second control every single piece of vegetation is removed.