Tenuta Sette Ponti "Oreno" Toscana 2020

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Alcohol: 14%

Grape(s): Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

Localization: Tuscany, Italy

Tasting Notes: Dark ruby red color tinged with decisive violet tones, expresses on the nose incredible sensations of fullness and complexity with a note of ripe berries the give sensations of chocolate and nuances of balsam. Oreno is a captivating wine, rich in structure but decisively dynamic, enhanced by the nuances of new oak and an interminable finish.

98 points, Raffaele Vecchione: "Deep and austere in the main profile, he gives himself slowly and wisely to tell a multifaceted complexity of a select few. The hints of black plums, blackberries, cassis, wild myrtle, black pepper, juniper berries, and Chinotto, describe the secondary profile. In the background, the notes of very delicate hazelnuts and vanilla give pleasure to a genuine matrix, albeit very well controlled by skilled and expert hands. Full body, silky tannins of splendid quality and grace in perfect polymerization, and a finish that immediately talks and fascinates the consumer. Best from 2024." Raffaele Vecchione, WineCritics.com(Raffaele served as the Italian-based assistant to wine critic James Suckling between 2016 and 2019 before striking out on his own.) Tasted on: 2022-06-12 10:40:42

Food pairing: A delicious companion to full-flavored meats, games, and roasts.

The Domain: The estate of Sette Ponti lies in the heart of the Chianti zone, fifteen miles northwest of the city of Arezzo just past the village of San Giustino Valdarno. The Via del Monte, known locally as the Via dei Sette Ponti, leads into a beautiful hidden valley and to the estate. The name Sette Ponti, or "seven bridges," refers to the seven bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from Arezzo to Florence. Erected in the mid 13th century, it took nearly forty years to build and is perceptible in the right far background of Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa.

Tenuta Sette Ponti, is, like many Tuscan estates, multi-faceted. The 750-acre property supports livestock and mixed agriculture, and although viticulture is not new to the estate, winemaking is; the yield of the property's vineyards was until 1997 sold to various respected Tuscan wine producers, among them Piero Antinori. Dr. Moretti's enjoyment of wine led him to ask Antinori if the estate vineyards could produce great wines, and Antinori thought they could. The estate has since been transformed through the consultation of respected oenologist Carlo Ferrini and his assistant, Gioia Cresti; Gilbert Bouvet, one of France's most skilled viticulturalists; and agronomist Benedetto d'Anna.