FORTISSIMO IN 7 WORDS
Cherry, Plum, Earthy, Herbal, Cigar, Rustic, Bold
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.
2021 Fortissimo is particularly charming for a young structured red and is more readily accessible than typical vintages. We opted for a more gentle extract in this freakish year of heat domes and forest fires. 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 with whispers of baking spice notes. Overall the wine has fantastic layers of fruit and savoury flavours. Bing cherry mingles with red and black cherry fruit. Aromatic herbs and cured tobacco leaves are also starting to emerge. The savoury profile in this wine is even more accentuated in this vintage. The palate is layered and while it is still young and somewhat morphed into itself, it still offers plenty of pleasure in youth.