Grapes: 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Oreno, named after the river that runs through the property, is the flagship of Tenuta Sette Ponti. The soils that produce the fruit for Oreno are a blend of clay, sand and the stony galestro limestone that is special to Tuscany. Clusters are reduced to one or two per stalk in May to assure maximum quality when they are hand harvested in autumn. In the winery, grapes are hand sorted and destemmed. Fermentation occurs in a combination of temperature-controlled and lined, open-top tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation. Oreno is aged in French Allier barriques and in bottle before release.
Wine Advocate2018 vintage
The nose impresses with great aromatic richness and a complex bouquet of blackcurrant, small black fruits and delicate balsamic notes of menthol. In the mouth, the wine has velvety tannins and with aromas of black berried fruits that fill the palate with lingering persistence.
A delicious companion with full flavored meats and roasts.
GRAPES: 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
APPELLATION: Tuscany IGT
ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l
AGING: 18 months in new French Allier barriques and 12 months in bottle
points of distinction
- A Tuscan Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot
- Matured for 18 months in new French oak
about the grape +
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
– Antonio Moretti, Owner
“This is the place where I was born. A lovely valley protected from northern winds . . . an area that offers great wines . . .”