Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Exposure: Southern – Vineyard planted: 1935 – 1997- Elevation 230 – 250 metres Trellis Spurred cordon. Soil characteristics Calcareous clay rich in stony galestro
Vinification: A controlled-temperature fermentation for 25 days, followed by maceration. Ageing: In French oak.
Bottle ageing: prior to release 12 months
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 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. Vegan.
James Suckling Tasting Note
A wine with terrific texture and balance. Very polished tannins that are etheral and harmonious. Full-bodied, yet fresh, this is about combining elegance with power. It’s so Latour in style. Excellent depth. Better in 2017, but so fine now. Blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot. 97 Points – August 2015
Robert Parker Tasting Note
Tenuta Sette Ponti’s 2012 Oreno is a very different wine compared to its 2011 predecessor. This was also a warm vintage, yet the fruit is more masculine and sober in this vintage. The wine shows harder lines and a more determined style with shapely tannins and long flavors of dark spice, blackberry and bitter chocolate. Oreno should age beautifully over the next ten years. The blend is 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot
93 Points – Monica Larner, September 2015
Wine Spectator Tasting Note
This is perfumed, sinewy and taut, boasting cherry, black currant, earth, wild herb and tobacco aromas and flavours. The tannins are assertive, but this shows balance overall, as well as a saline mineral element on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2026
93 points – Bruce Sanderson – July 2015
Full flavoured meats, game and roasts