2020 marks the third 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 celebrates these qualities overweight and concentration. If you’re a fan of the more elegant, linear and old-school styling of Chianti and coastal Tuscan reds, then Classico d’ Osoyoos is for you.
When it came to crafting this wine, we put our silk gloves on and treated this wine much more gently during the ferment and extract stage. Classico D’Osoyoos is created in a vineyard just north of the town of Osoyoos, creating a Sangiovese dominant Tuscan inspired blend from our Selona vineyard. A wine of balance, highlighting elegance and finesse, a wine for the dinner table that will match the acidity of tomato-based sauces, yet is quite quaffable. If you yearn for a style of wine made before modernization, Classico D’Osoyoos is for you.
2020 Classico D’Osoyoos, has more weight, stuffing and length compared to the previous two releases, hallmark of the small but tremendously high-quality nature of the 2020 growing season. While it can be enjoyed upon release, its best days are a few years away.
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.