|Name of the Wine
50% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Cabernet Franc
|Average Age of vines
10 m. above sea level
|Spacing of Rows
1.8 meters x 0,75 meters
|Production per Hectare
18 days of alcoholic fermentation and maceration with a manual punching
down of the cap
18 months in 225 litre French barriques
|Bottle aging prior to release
Purple red With hints of violet
Notes of intense berries, spice and hints of tobacco
Soft and velvety in the mouth with spice and mature sweet fruit. Very long finish
|Suggested Serving Temperature
Full flavoured meats, game and roasts
Orma is the perfect assemblage of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, grape varieties that have found in these surroundings their perfect habitat.
These gently-sloping hills boast deep soils composed largerly of pebble and clay; with very little sand, cool soils that resist the heat of recent seasons, while the nearby Mediterranean tempers the heat coming from inland, cooling the summers and softening the winters.
The grapes are hand-picked and vinified according to the dictates of tradition: a fermentation of some 15 days, followed by maceration, with frequent punchdowns and pumpovers, followed by a full year spent in French oak barriques.
|James Suckling||95 / 100|
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Crognolo is named after a wild bush, Cornus, that grows abundantly on the estate. Made predominantly from Sangiovese, a traditional Tuscan variety, that produces elegant and age worthy wines, Crognolo brings together the class of Sangiovese with the complexity bestowed by aging in oak.
|Vinous||91 / 100|
|James Suckling||94 / 100|
|Wine Specator||90 / 100|
|Wine Advocate||90 / 100|
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.
Nero d’Avola, an extraordinary native Sicilian grape; fermented and macerated in steel, exuberant and at ease, right for every occasion and easy to drink. In the steps of the southern Italian rural tradition of finishing the wine of the last vintage before beginning to drink that of the next.
Tuscan Sangiovese wine arises with a long, gentle maceration of about a month aimed at exalting all the noble components of the grapes, picked at the perfect phenolic maturity in order to exult the particular qualities of this Tuscan Sangiovese wine: this is why Vigna dell’Impero is a unique wine.
|Wine Advocade||93 / 100|
|James Suckling||97 / 100|
|Vinous||94 / 100|
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