Orma Toscana 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 105764
  • WS93
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Deep, intense ruby in color, this is a sumptuous, elegant blend fully expressing the land it hails from. The bouquet recalls ripe red fruit and blackberries, with notes of Mediterranean vegetation and eucalyptus and a subtle nuance of baked bell peppers from the component varieties. Structured, velvet-textured and complex on the palate, its rich, layered flavors and roundness are sustained by a vibrant, vivid freshness and sweet, well balanced, perfectly integrated tannins even at this early stage. A very consistent, very long finish evokes the lingering aromas of the bouquet.

2006 was characterized by a very rainy, mild spring, conducive to excellent, homogeneous growth for all varieties. It was followed by a hot, dry summer that initially appeared to prelude an early harvest. The weather in August was very fair and temperate, providing relief from the heat. Soon after the beginning of September, there were a few days of heavy rain, followed by several days of sunny and warm weather continuing into the month of October. This resulted in perfect polyphenolic ripening and an exceptional harvest, which turned out to be slightly later than the previous year. Fruit was magnificent, bunches weighed a little less than average, with spaced-out berries, excellent pigmentation, and higher sugar levels compared to 2005. The ensuing wine stands out for its distinct aromas and fragrance, color intensity, decided structure combined with very sweet tannins. A memorable vintage, favoring cellar-worthy reds like Orma.

Critical Acclaim

"Tobacco, chocolate, currant and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, with very refined tannins and a long, caressing finish. Lovely and polished. Delicate in many ways. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2012. 1,585 cases made."
93 Points

"The 2006 Orma is a dark, hulking beauty endowed with masses of dark fruit, earthiness, licorice, and tar. In this vintage the wine is round and opulent, with just enough density to balance the French oak tannins. The wine offers outstanding depth and a long, intense finish. This super-ripe, intense red is a terrific effort from proprietor Antonio Moretti. Orma is 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine spent 14 months in French oak barrels (60% new) prior to being bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016. "
90 Points

"(a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot) Good full ruby-red. Ripe dark plum, coffee, earth and spice aromas are lifted by a pretty floral note. Fat, supple and full, with impressive mid-palate breadth; turns a bit muscular in the middle, with black pepper and spice notes adding complexity to the coffee and black fruit flavors. Finishes with good length and a note of smoked meat. A bit less soft and ripe than the '07, but these two wines are at the same quality level. "
90 Points

Learn About Orma

One wine, one estate. Both called Orma and located within the district of Castagneto Carducci, right next-door to Ornellaia. This is an area with some of the most amazing terroir in all of Italy. Orma, ironically, means mark or footprint. Its first vintage, 2005, is indeed making its mark already: Two Glasses from Gambero Rosso/Slow Food, 91 points from Wine Spectator, not to...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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