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Sette Ponti Toscana Oreno Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot ' /Italy 2005

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By tenutasetteponti.it ORENO Oreno, which takes its name from the river that crosses the estate and the hamlet where the Farmhouse is found, is the estate’s flagship wine. Fruit of the blend of Merlot structure and Cabernet Sauvignon class, brought together with the elegance of Sangiovese, it expresses best the potentiality of the territory and the Moretti family’s idea of wine. Classification: I.G.T. Production Zone: Central Tuscany Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese Exposure: Southern Average Age of Wine: From 15 – 20 years Altitude: 230 – 250 meters above sea level Trellis: Cordon Number of vines per ha! : 6.666 Soil characteristics: Calcareous, clay rich in stony galestro Production per Hectare: 4500 kilo Vinification: 25 days of maceration With a manual punching Down of the cap Aging: In French oak Bottle aging prior to release: 12 months Characteristics: Dark ruby red colour tinged with decisive violet tones, expresses on the nose incredible sensations of fullness and complexity with a note of ripe berries that give sensations of chocolate and flashes of balsamic. Oreno is a captivating wine, rich in structure but decisively dynamic, enhanced by the nuances of new oak and an interminable finish. Suggested Serving Temperature: 18° Pairing: Full flavoured meats, game and roasts

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Tenuta Sette Ponti:
La Tenuta Sette Ponti si trova nel cuore del Chianti, in un suggestivo angolo di Toscana non lontano da Arezzo: è una delle proprietà della famiglia Moretti fin dagli anni ’50 quando l’architetto Alberto Moretti, attirato nella zona dalla ricchissima riserva di caccia e dalla selvaggina ivi presente (daini, cinghiali, fagiani, lepri e perfino cervi dal manto giallo)... Read more
La Tenuta Sette Ponti si trova nel cuore del Chianti, in un suggestivo angolo di Toscana non lontano da Arezzo: è una delle proprietà della famiglia Moretti fin dagli anni ’50 quando l’architetto Alberto Moretti, attirato nella zona dalla ricchissima riserva di caccia e dalla selvaggina ivi presente (daini, cinghiali, fagiani, lepri e perfino cervi dal manto giallo), acquista i primi 50 ettari direttamente dalle principesse Margherita e Maria Cristina di Savoia d’Aosta, figlie di Vittorio Emanuele III, Re d'Italia dal 1900 al 1946. A loro volta le due Principesse avevano acquistato la proprietà dal Gran Duca Leopoldo d'Asburgo, cui si deve la nascita della “Vigna di Pallino” a fine 1800. La vigna più antica risale al 1935 ed è da sempre chiamata “Vigna dell'Impero”: fu impiantata da Sua Altezza Reale Duca Amedeo d'Aosta, vice re d'Etiopia, e così chiamata per ricordare la vittoria della guerra d'Africa e la nascita dell'Impero Coloniale Italiano con la conquista dell'Abissinia. A tal fine il Duca incaricò lo zio Sua Altezza Reale Conte di Torino Emanuele Filiberto, Generale Designato d'Armata e Generale di Cavalleria, di seguire personalmente i lavori al fine di realizzare nel più breve tempo possibile la vigna. I lavori procedettero non senza difficoltà, a causa di un dislivello del 30% che costrinse ad un riempimento del terreno e ad un suo successivo terrazzamento, tuttora visibile, e terminarono nel 1939. Read less

External Reviews for Sette Ponti Toscana Oreno Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot ' /Italy

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

An internationally-styled, super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine's dense aromas of cassis and black stone fruit are offset by notes of herbs, spice and sweet oak which carry onto a ripe palate marked by firm


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewGorgeous aromas of blackberry, currant, raspberry and just a hint of toasty oak and coffee. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and wonderful balance. The finish goes on and on. 40 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 percent Merlot and 20 percent Sangiovese. Best after 2011.Wine Tasting NotesAn internationally-styled, super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine's dense aromas of cassis and black stone fruit are offset by notes of herbs, spice and sweet oak which carry onto a ripe palate marked by firm tannic structure.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Oreno is a sexy blend of sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon and merlot grown in a mix of limestone and the galestro-schist soils common to Tuscany. At first pass, this andrsquo;05 is fairly closed, save for a dark scent of cassis and hard-edged minerality. That structure relents slightly with air, the wine becoming more savory, with a black mushroom earthiness contrasting the fresh character of the fruit. Impeccably balanced, with lasting flavors of wild cherries and earth, this will drink beautifully for 20 years or more.


External Review
02/28/2009

Gorgeous aromas of blackberry, currant, raspberry and just a hint of toasty oak and coffee. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and wonderful balance. The finish goes on and on. 40 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 percent Merlot and 20 percent Sangi... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2005 Sette Ponti Oreno Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Breathtaking. Dense and powerful, with grilled meat and currant aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, round and chewy; a massive and exciting. More muscular than the 2001. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2007.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The sizzling summer heat in Tuscany in 2003 overwhelmed this estate's early-ripening Merlot, so owner Antonio Moretti took consulting enologist Carlo Ferrini's advice to omit the customary 25 percent Merlot in the blend. The result was an even mix of the best Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese from the estate's 136 acres of vineyards, which include some 70-year-old Sangiovese vines. Oreno is aged in new oak barrels for 18 months, is not filtered before it is bottled, and rests for a year before being released.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A blockbuster wine with finely tuned renderings of coffee, tobacco, spice and leather, Oreno requires a rare steak cooked on a mesquite grill or something similarly big and bold. In the mouth, this Sangiovese-Merlot-Cabernet blend delivers loads of spice that leaves a lasting impression thanks its firm tannins. Drink after 2010.


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By tenutasetteponti.it ORENO Oreno, which takes its name from the river that crosses the estate and the hamlet where the Farmhouse is found, is the estate’s flagship wine. Fruit of the blend of Merlot structure and Cabernet Sauvignon class, brought together with the elegance of Sangiovese, it expresses best the potentiality of the territory and the Moretti family’s idea of wine. Classification: I.G.T. Production Zone: Central Tuscany Varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese Exposure: Southern Average Age of Wine: From 15 – 20 years Altitude: 230 – 250 meters above sea level Trellis: Cordon Number of vines per ha! : 6.666 Soil characteristics: Calcareous, clay rich in stony galestro Production per Hectare: 4500 kilo Vinification: 25 days of maceration With a manual punching Down of the cap Aging: In French oak Bottle aging prior to release: 12 months Characteristics: Dark ruby red colour tinged with decisive violet tones, expresses on the nose incredible sensations of fullness and complexity with a note of ripe berries that give sensations of chocolate and flashes of balsamic. Oreno is a captivating wine, rich in structure but decisively dynamic, enhanced by the nuances of new oak and an interminable finish. Suggested Serving Temperature: 18° Pairing: Full flavoured meats, game and roasts

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