2016 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno

Year: 2016
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Vinous Media: 94
James Suckling: 99
Red Wine
Price :
$79.95
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2018 JAMES SUCKLING TOP 100: #25!!

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

"Focused, dripping with black cherry and blueberry fruit, accented by leather, spice and earth notes. This is broad-shouldered and supple, with sweet fruit and a solid structure converging on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2028. -B.S" (WS)

"The 2016 Oreno is gorgeous. Rich, unctuous and resonant, the 2016 is laced with inky blue/purplish fruit, bittersweet chocolate, spice, lavender, licorice and incense. I would prefer to give the 2016 a few years to come into its own, but it is impressive, even in the early going. Silky tannins and dense, plush fruit add to its undeniable immediacy and sheer appeal." (VM)

"Gorgeous floral and deep, dark berry aromas with hints of spices such as cinnamon and hazelnuts. Full body and ultra-fine and strong tannins that are powerful yet so sleek and beautiful. Fantastic length and texture. Deep, dark and profound. Takes you on a long journey and shows you its true character. Better in 2025. Give it time." (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.