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LaStella Fortissimo
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LaStella Fortissimo 2018

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFortissimo is Super-Tuscan inspired, with 57% merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 8% Sangiovese with fruit coming off of Osoyoos West and East Bench, the Golden Mile Bench, and Black Sage Bench. Fortissimo saw time in 225L, 500L, and large Radoux oval wood tanks, and a mix of French, Hungarian, and Slavonian oak (9% new). Savoury and grippy, with tobacco, black cherry, graphite filling the structural frame. Tannins are ample, slightly sticky, but predominantly firm, ensuring this has time ahead in the cellar.Tasted: 26 August 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 30.99 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: LaStellaBlend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - SangioveseCSPC: 8102UPC: 808755020218