Orma 2015

Orma epitomizes the style of wine that has made Bolgheri a household name among enthusiasts of the 'Super-Tuscan' phenomenon.  Bordelaise grape varieties achieve superlative expression in Bolgheri, but they do so in a style that is unique to this low-lying, sun-drenched, and breezy zone near the Tyrrhenian Sea. Orma's composition of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc blends the ripeness and density that one might associate with Napa's sunny skies with earthiness and power similar to that for which Bordeaux is the benchmark.  A backbone of vibrant acidity and aromas of dusty earth keep Orma's identity firmly Italian.

Tasting Notes

Orma is deep ruby with garnet reflections.  On the nose, the wine demonstrates presence and intensity of aroma. Notes of red and black fruit are supported by sweet spice, cocoa, dry earth, mediterranean herbs and tobacco.  On the Palate, Orma is elegant and dense.  Orma's sturdy, yet ripe tannin structure lends the wine a velvety texture.  Bright acidity reflects the wine's Italian terroir and keeps the wine balanced through a long finish.  Expect excellent ageing potential from Orma.

Food Pairing

Orma is a powerful red wine that matches wonderfully with full-flavored dishes, particularly those based around game and roasts.  However the wine's delicate layers of flavor coupled with purity of fruit make it an ideal companion to ripe cheeses, or simply as a Vino da Meditazione as well.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
IGT Toscana
Vineyard name
Orma
Vineyard size
18 acres
Soil composition
Clay, Gravel, and Sandy-Loam
Training method
Cordon Spur-pruned
Elevation
33 feet
Vines/acre
2,960
Yield/acre
3.6 tons
Exposure
Eastern / Western
Year vineyard planted
1999
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2005
Bottles produced of this wine
30,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New-One Year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Maceration length
20
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
1 year
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12-18 months

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