ESPRESSIVO IN 7 WORDS
Blackberry, Spicy, Cocoa, Tobacco, Graphite, Silky, Persistent
A Tuscan-inspired red blend much like its sibling Fortissimo, except Espressivo, is Cabernet (Sauvignon and Franc) dominant while Fortissimo is Merlot dominant.
Espressivo 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.
2020 Espressivo while distinctly Okanagan, can be a ringer in an all-Super Tuscan tasting. The fruit profile here is both red and dark bramble and currant fruit (not all black), married with savory, herbal, and spicy notes. Compared to its sibling Fortissimo, the tannins here are edgier and the wine is more structured yet also more expressive and lifted on the nose. We look forward to following the evolution of this wine in the bottle for many years to come.