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2016 Fortissimo (375ml)

Winemaker's Notes

Fortissimo is our way of paying respect to the pioneers of Tuscany who challenged the traditions of winemaking in the 50s and 60s to gain recognition for their wines.

2016 Fortissimo is comprised of 76% Merlot, 9% Sangiovese, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc. Albeit young, this wine is as outstanding as we thought it would be; all the components are married seamlessly together. The large format puncheons and Hungarian/Slavonian oak are evident in the subtle way the oak is present. Overall the wine has fantastic layers of fruit and savoury flavours. Bing cherry mingles with red and black cherry fruit. Grilled aromatic herbs meet cured tobacco leaves. The Palate is layered and while is still young and morphed into itself, it still offers plenty of pleasure in youth. One built for early drinking or cellaring with a medium+ aging curve ahead.

Pairings

Veal Osso Bucco or Tuscan Roast Lamb with a rosemary crust.

Region:South Okanagan
Soil Type:

Varried.

Age of Vines:various. most in mid teens
Yield:3.6 tons per acre
Production:1711 cases of 750ml, 120 magnums, 12 double magnums
Alcohol:14.5%
Aging:15 months in French and Slavonian Oak barrels and puncheons. 16% new, 9% second fill, the balance in Neutral barrels.

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