To produce Bolgheri DOC “Passi di Orma” the must is fermented and macerated in small, stainless steel vats for 18 days before Bolgheri DOC “Passi di Orma” undergoes a 6-month period of oak ageing in small barrels. This is followed by a further 6-month ageing period in bottle before release.
Passi di Orma Bolgheri DOC wine from Bolgheri in Tuscany is a blend of international grape varieties – 40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 25% Cabernet Franc – grown in soils abundant in clay and pebble, with smatterings of sand.
The 2017 vintage was characterised by a very hot, dry summer, with sea breezes blowing in to offset the heat and refresh the vines. Berries this year were generally small, producing a wine concentrated in colour, with soft, rounded tannins.
2016 – 93 Points – James Suckling
2016 – 93 Points – Wine Advocate
2015 – 95 Points – James Suckling
Passi di Orma was first produced in 2015 as a Bolgheri DOC, with its roots in an excellent vintage, and is a perfect reflection of the land where it is produced. The high mineral content and the elegance of the soil are entirely integrated with the power and finesse of the international varieties that find here their best expression.