Initially founded in the 1950s with Moretti Cuseri families purchase of 50 hectares from princesses Margherita and Maria Cristina Savoia- Aosta. Located in the heart of Chianti between Florence and Arezzo, the name Sette Ponti comes from the seven bridges that cross the Arno river between these two cities, one of which, Buriano Bridge, can be seen in the background of Leonardo DiVinci's Mona Lisa. Today the estate covers 300 hectares, 54 of which are dedicated to vine growing dedicated to Traditional Varietals like Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The Oreno is an excellent buy for Super Tuscans and is a blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Petit Verdot fermented in temperature-controlled takes with a 25-day maceration before aging in French oak for 18 months and finally for 12 months in bottle before release. Italy looks to be blessed like France in 2019 with a fantastic vintage, and this one of the best renditions from Oreno ever. The wines in 2019 have the potential to rival the excellent '15 and '16 vintages, and the few we have tasted show they are headed that way. Great pricing here today. This is a beautiful Tuscan not to miss.
James Suckling 99 points! "Wow. Fantastic aromas of blackberries, currants, minerals, violets and graphite. Full-bodied with firm, silky tannins that are incredibly polished and intense, yet ever so refined and integrated in the wine. It goes on for minutes. The is one of the best modern-day Orenos so far. Best in 2025 and onwards."