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2010 Fortissimo

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Winemaker's Notes

Fortissimo is our way of paying respect to the pioneers of Tuscany who challenged the traditions of wine making to gain recognition for their wines.

The 2010 Fortissimo is as outstanding as we thought it would be; all the components are married seamlessly together. The large format puncheons and Hungarian oak ensure that the oak’s presentation is subtle in the finished wine. Overall the wine has fantastic and nuanced layers of flavour.

Pairings

Veal Osso Bucco or Tuscan Roast Lamb with rosemarry crust.

Region:Black Sage Bench, Osoyoos Lake District, Golden Mile
Soil Type:

Varied

Age of Vines:16+ years
Yield:3 tons per acre
Production:370 cases
Alcohol:14.4%
Aging:18 months in French and Hungarian Oak Barrels and Puncheons, 11% New

90

…It’s medium-full bodied, dry, dusty earthy and quite refined. The length is very good to excellent. Best 2014 to 2018.

David Lawrason

91

…The nose shows more lift and elegance than its more expensive stablemates, a prime example of a ‘lesser’ wine delivering more of what makes wine pleasurable: balance, freshness, florality, drinkability…

John Szabo, MS  |  Tasted: December 2012

90

It’s medium-full bodied, dry, dusty earthy and quite refined. The length is very good to excellent. Best 2014 to 2018.

David Lawrason

91

The nose shows more lift and elegance than its more expensive stablemates, a prime example of a ‘lesser’ wine delivering more of what makes wine pleasurable: balance, freshness, florality, drinkability

John Szabo, MS  |  Tasted: December 2012

90

It’s medium-full bodied, dry, dusty earthy and quite refined. The length is very good to excellent. Best 2014 to 2018.

David Lawrason

91

The nose shows more lift and elegance than its more expensive stablemates, a prime example of a ‘lesser’ wine delivering more of what makes wine pleasurable: balance, freshness, florality, drinkability

John Szabo, MS

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