Oreno, named after the river that runs through the property, is the flagship of Tenuta Sette Ponti. 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.
Dark-skinned berry, underbrush and culinary spice aromas lead the nose while the bold palate offers cassis, sage and prune jam. Tight, grainy tannins grip the finish. 90 POINTS WINE ENTHUSIAST - KERIN O’KEEFE