Tenuta Sette Ponti Podere Orma 'Orma' 2016
(Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 95] [JS 95] [WE 91]
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About the Wine:
Orma epitomizes the style of wine that has made Bolgheri a household name among enthusiasts of the 'Super-Tuscan' phenomenon. Bordelaise grape varieties achieve superlative expression in Bolgheri, but they do so in a style that is unique to this low-lying, sun-drenched, and breezy zone near the Tyrrhenian Sea. Orma's composition of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc blends the ripeness and density that one might associate with Napa's sunny skies with earthiness and power similar to that for which Bordeaux is the benchmark. A backbone of vibrant acidity and aromas of dusty earth keep Orma's identity firmly Italian.
Orma is deep ruby with garnet reflections. On the nose, the wine demonstrates presence and intensity of aroma. Notes of red and black fruit are supported by sweet spice, cocoa, dry earth, mediterranean herbs and tobacco. On the Palate, Orma is elegant and dense. Orma's sturdy, yet ripe tannin structure lends the wine a velvety texture. Bright acidity reflects the wine's Italian terroir and keeps the wine balanced through a long finish. Expect excellent ageing potential from Orma.
Orma is a powerful red wine that matches wonderfully with full-flavored dishes, particularly those based around game and roasts. However the wine's delicate layers of flavor coupled with purity of fruit make it an ideal companion to ripe cheeses, or simply as a Vino da Meditazione as well.
Varietal composition: 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc
Type of oak: French
Length of aging before bottling: 12-18 months
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Meida:
"The 2016 Orma is laced with the essence of black cherry, smoke, licorice, spice and dark chocolate. Medium in body and persistent, with striking poise, Orma is absolutely gorgeous in 2016. All the elements simply fall into place effortlessly. Deceptively in its mid-weight feel, the 2016 offers striking persistence and tons of class." - Antonio Galloni (Mar 2019)
95 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of blueberries, blackberries, chocolate and hazelnuts follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Tight and focused right now. Needs three or four years to soften. Try in 2022." (Sep 2018)
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc boasts aromas of underbrush, ripe dark berry and tobacco. The concentrated, full-bodied palate delivers blackberry jam, cedar and espresso alongside chewy, fine-grained tannins. Drink nowâ€“2025." - Kerin Oâ€™Keefe (4/1/2019)