Ornellaia - so how are the wines?
5 Mar 2002 by JR
Visitors to this site know that Lodovico Antinori's Bolgheri estate (born in the early 1980s just down the road from his uncle's Sassicaia) has been undergoing a certain Mondavification of late. I met the current winemaker recently, French-born of an Italian mother, Thomas Duroux who had previously been working on the aborted Mondavi Languedoc project in Aniane. He stood his ground steadfastly and diplomatically when under fire about exactly what proportion of Ornellaia Mondavi now owns. ('I spoke with him yesterday about that. I don't know exactly. I think it's a minority.') He also manfully defended Lodovico's abandoned passion for...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10495 articles (two new most days) and 96775 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson