The 2005 vintage marked the 20th anniversary of Tenuta dell'Ornellaia's flagship wine, Ornellaia. To celebrate this important event, the estate has decided to present for the first time in its history an exclusive Salmanazar of Ornellaia 2005.

A special 20th anniversary logo has been designed and engraved on the highly collectable large format bottles of the 2005 vintage: Magnum (1.5 liter), Double Magnum (3 liter), Imperial (6.0 liter) and the unique, 9 liter Salmanazar presented here. This prestigious bottle, with a pure gold silkscreened engraving has been placed, together with a certificate of authenticity, in a special box created by an artisan from Bolgheri.

To emphasize its strong bonds with the land and the importance of Italian excellence throughout the world, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia will donate the proceeds from the sale of this special bottle to Friends of Florence.

A three-day stay at Ornellaia will comprise an integral part of this fine auction lot, and the Salmanazar will be delivered at the estate. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the vineyards and taste the wines produced by the estate under the guidance of the Ornellaia Team. This will provide the perfect opportunity to discover the beauties of the Bolgheri area and to become better acquainted with Tenuta dell'Ornellaia and its fine wines.

The sojourn will also include a guided tour to Florence to see the restored Baptistery Project masterpieces.

About the Friends of Florence

Friends of Florence is a non-profit foundation that will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its work dedicated to the protection, restoration and preservation of Florence's artistic and architectural masterpieces. The Tenuta dell'Ornellaia donation will be earmarked for the Baptistery Project, which includes the restoration of Francesco Rustici's bronze sculpture group above the north door of the Baptistery.

The purchaser of the Ornellaia Salmanazar will be listed as a major donor and included on the plaque with the names of the other contributors that will be permanently displayed in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence.

About Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia was founded by Marchese Lodovico Antinori in 1981. Today the property is owned by Tenute di Toscana, a holding controlled by Marchesi de' Frescobaldi. The Team that leads the Tenuta autonomously, consistently takes its inspiration from the principles that helped to build up the success of the estate and the fame of its products throughout the years.

The Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Estate is on the Via Bolgherese, in a triangular area between the sea, the medieval hamlet of Bolgheri, and the town of Castagneto Carducci. The property consists of 97 hectares, about 240 acres, of vineyards planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.
Since the Tenuta dell'Ornellaia was founded, this beautiful, once-wild area has become synonymous with winemaking of the highest order, producing a number of great wines: Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia, Masseto, and Le Volte.


Ornellaia--Vintage 2005
Tuscany, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia
In original wooden case
1 salmanazar (9 Liters)per lot

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