2015 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno

Year: 2015
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 94
James Suckling: 98
Red Wine
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$59.95

DUE IN: SUMMER/FALL 2017

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"A swath of tannins coats the finish. Black cherry, black currant and mineral flavors hold court. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2019 through 2032. -B.S" (WS)

"Plenty of blackcurrant, blackberry and dark chocolate character with oyster shell and walnut undertones. Full body, extremely tight and structured with blueberry and light vanilla and coffee highlights. A gorgeous Oreno. Give this wine two or three years to come together." (JS)

Winery Notes:
A Tuscan Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot Matured for 18 months in new French oak

REGION:
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.

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:
A delicious companion to full-flavored meats, game and roasts.