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.

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2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The winter of the Tuscan hinterland was quite cold, regularly rainy and often windy, facilitating the winter operations of pruning the vineyards. Spring arrived at the end of March, with warm temperatures slightly earlier. The vineyards had a budding with a slight advance, showing very early a production rich in bunches and intense green leaves. Summer was hot but breezy, sometimes interspersed with little rains. The grapes ripening was between end of August and end of September and it was very balanced, offering wines that are very expressive, fine, elegant and delicate. The Merlot expresses itself at its best.
Tasting Note
Spicy aromas of black fruit and touches of chocolate dominate the nose and palate. The wine is full-bodied, with supple tannins.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with full flavoured meats, game, roasted  and brasied red meat.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
PH: 3.56
ACIDITY: 5.18 g/l
ABV: 15%
AGING: 18 Months in French oak
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.6
Unique Selling Points
  • A Tuscan Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot
  • Matured for 18 months in new French oak

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
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
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.
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