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Tenuta Sette Ponti Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Oreno 2003

Member Review by samantha gaw:

deep garnet, full-bodied wine. bold, tannic, and intense. in a pretty perfect stage of development - good balance of wood, dark berry and plum skin, rich farmland, leather. nice tartness keeps the finish lingering. happy Thursday to me.

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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

Member Reviews for Tenuta Sette Ponti Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Oreno

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Snooth User: samantha gaw
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4.50 5
08/05/2010

deep garnet, full-bodied wine. bold, tannic, and intense. in a pretty perfect stage of development - good balance of wood, dark berry and plum skin, rich farmland, leather. nice tartness keeps the finish lingering. happy Thursday to me.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.50 5
08/05/2010

Pretty great stuff. Inky black appearance and texture, with licorice, nuts, complex fruit on the nose. The mouth is strong with powerful tannins; it really lingers.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
08/05/2010

a little rustic on the nose, dried tea-leaves, currants with tight new wood textures. the palate offers immediate earth-like notes too, the currants, pronounced tannins, would be excellent with cheeses


Snooth User: edwilley3
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0.00 5
06/21/2012

Rated higher by WS than 2001. Have not opened the bottle yet.


Snooth User: amn2110
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4.50 5
08/05/2010

Excellent with bold, big nose of ripe oranges and cherries. Lingers with noticeable tannins, finishes with a long edge. Terrific


Snooth User: Gustaff
11680384
4.50 5
01/05/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Tenuta Sette Ponti Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Oreno

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/15/2011

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 Sangiovese. Best after 2011.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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 '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
01/03/2012

The 2001 Oreno is simply a great wine. An inky ruby with purple highlights, intensely expansive and sweet on a fruit-rich nose which is loaded with smoky tar and graphite notes, it is packed and powerful on the palate with a density and concentration which are cunningly concealed by the plush and caressing texture, the superb balance and exceptional length of the finish and aftertaste. Drink: 2005ndash;2025.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/15/2011

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.


External Review
01/03/2012

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 rsquo;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
01/10/2013

The sizzling summer heat in Tuscany in 2003 overwhelmed this estateandrsquo;s early-ripening Merlot, so owner Antonio Moretti took consulting enologist Carlo Ferriniandrsquo;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 estateandrsquo;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
12/18/2014

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.


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