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2018 Classico d’Osoyoos

2018 Classico d’Osoyoos

2018 marks the inaugural release of Classico d’Osoyoos, a single vineyard, Sangiovese dominant Tuscan blend. Classico d’Osoyoos is our attempt at building an old school red wine; think classic claret or pre modernization Tuscan reds. A wine that harnesses the lithe and ethereal qualities and celebrated these qualities over heft and concentration; for fans of the more elegant, linear and old-school styling of Chianti and coastal Tuscan reds.

A Single Vineyard Sangiovese dominant Tuscan Blend from our Selona Vineyard.

  • Simple game bird preparation or roast meat with Tuscan herbs on a bed of sauteed beans and bitter collard greens is a favorite pairing of ours.

  • Region: 100% Osoyoos Lake District West
    Soil Type:

    Mostly gravel with clay and gravel sub soil

    Age of Vines: 9 to 11 years old
    Yield: Average of 2.7 tons/acre
    Production: 150 cases
    Alcohol: 13.9%
    Aging: 13.9%
    2018 Classico d’Osoyoos Spec Sheet (PDF)

Slideshow Items

  • 90 points

    he new bambino on La Stella’s block is dubbed “Classico” and who could not be made to dream of fresh, cherry-scented, savoury and high acid Annata from the land of the Gallo Nero. Sacrilege, but no! More like respect, ode and a nod to the great Chiantgiane terroir. In fact if there were a commune comparison to be made I’d put this in Radda in Chianti, of high elevation, brushy hillside savour, cool-climate Raddese like acidity and pure, antediluvian character. Though only 50 per cent sangiovese the connection to high solar radiated Tuscan wines is evident so let’s just say it falls into the IGT category, with Cassis, Ribena and a lovely kick of volatility. In the end Osoyoos is the crux, impetus and imperative. A taste of the home-front, just like Nonno used to make. Drink 2020-2024.

    Michael Godel Wine Align  |  Tasted: sept 2020
  • Absolutely nailed Osoyoos. Keep an eye out for this new single vineyard release from LaStella winery.

    Treve Ring Gismondi on Wine  |  Tasted: June 2020