Orma Toscana 2007
Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This deep-colored gem has evolved in French barriques for 12 months, then aged in
bottle for a further year. Its lush bouquet of berries and spice, with notes of licorice
and tobacco, is confirmed on a full, velvety palate whose caressing texture and
sweet, silky tannins are pure, bottled poetry.
40% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot
"What a nose of crushed blueberry and blackberry on this, with aromas of licorice. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Still very young. A Bordeaux blend from Bolgheri. Best after 2013. "
"The 2007 Orma is warm and open on the nose, as hints of grilled herbs, espresso, blackberry jam, mocha and spices emerge from the glass. All of those notes resonate on the palate, where the rich, expansive fruit comes to life in a gorgeous display of Maremma. Round and caressing through to the finish, the 2007 Orma is an utterly convincing, beautifully articulated wine. Naturally at this stage it is rather bold and the oak remains present, but time will tame some of the wine’s more exuberant qualities. This is by far the finest vintage of Orma I have ever tasted. Orma is 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.
The Wine Advocate
"Dark ruby. Aromas of blackcurrant, mocha and violet. Sweet, rich and suave, with a ripe blackberry flavor complemented by nuances of brown spices, chocolate and minerals. Finishes soft and long, with chocolatey sweet fruit and ripe, silky tannins. This is an excellent example of a modern, internationally styled wine with an opulent mouthfeel."
International Wine Cellar
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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
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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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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