Tenuta Sette Ponti Bolgheri "Passi di Orma" 2017 (Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 91] [JS 91] [WA 90] [WE 90]

Tenuta Sette Ponti Bolgheri "Passi di Orma" 2017
(Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 91] [JS 91] [WA 90] [WE 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Intense ruby red with hints of violet. The bouquet is rich of ripe red fruit such as blackberry and blueberry and surrounded by notes of coffee and liquorice. The wine is soft in the mouth, it's balaned and clean, with a perfect tannic structure.

Passi di Orma is the newest of our wines, a Bolgheri doc whose first vintage is 2015. A mix of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes gives this wine a distinctly elegant character. The grapes are grown in mineral rich pebbly terrain with a base of clay. They are harvested and selected by hand. After a fermentation of 10 days, there is a further maceration of eight days with the skins. Ageing is in seasoned French oak barriques for at least 6 months, after which the wine is bottled. Passi di Orma is a perfect reflection of the lands where it is produced. Their high mineral content and sheer beauty blend to give a strength and grace to this international wine which has found its perfect expression.

40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Antonio, Galloni, Vinous:
"The 2017 Passi di Orma is a lovely second wine from Orma. Sweet red cherry, mint, blood orange and pomegranate are all pushed forward. Silky and pliant, with lovely fruit purity, this radiant, juicy Maremma red is absolutely delicious."

91 Points - James Suckling:
"The blueberry and cherry character in this is very appealing with lemon and orange-peel undertones. Medium body. Fresh finish. Needs a year or two to soften." (4/15/19)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
“There is lots of bright cherry fruit and bright intensity in the 2017 Bolgheri Rosso Passi di Orma. Its bold and ripe primary fruit is very enjoyable, if simple, but then the wine unfolds with charm. This is a blend of 40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc. It sees a brief six months in French barrique. You get loads of richness and dark fruit, packaged with slightly less formal appeal." -ML (5/16/19)

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
“A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this offers aromas of black plum, green peppercorn and cooking spice. The straightforward palate delivers black-currant jam, vanilla and a touch of coconut alongside firm tannins.” - Kerin O'Keefe (April 2019)