Tuscany in a bottle! Announcing the release of Fortissimo 2012. Paying respect to the pioneers of Tuscany.
This release of La Stella Fortissimo is a blend of 39% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Sangiovese Grosso. Showcasing the most amount of Cab Franc than in previous years. It’s our version of a Super-Tuscan.
“A ‘Super Tuscan’ is described as a red wine from Tuscany that may include the use of non-indigenous grapes, like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. This blend was a result of the frustration winemakers had towards a slow bureaucracy in changing the wine law of Italy during the 1970’s. Winemakers began mixing ‘unsanctioned’ wine varieties (like Merlot) into their blends to make high quality wines.” ~ Wine Folly
The direct translation of for·tis·si·mo is Loud and Strong. Aged for 19 months in Hungarian and Slavonian oak. It offers a mélange of red and black fruits with a distinct note of green tobacco and cigars, nuances of cinnamon and clove, grilled capsicum, and the tannins are present yet plush. Enjoy it now, or cellar it for 8-15 years.
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