Drink of the Week – Global Wine Appreciation #BlendDay

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Happy #BlendDay!

Celebrate this Global Wine Appreciation Day over the weekend with one of our favourite new blends, LaStella‘s 2011 Fortissimo.

Fortissimo is LaStella’s 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.

The 2011 Fortissimo sees the most percentage of Merlot in the blend since the inaugural release of this label in 2007. This was necesary to make a wine that is charming upon release and captures the spirit of the vintage: forward and inviting. Now in bottle for a few months, 2011 Fortissimo is as outstanding as we thought it would be; 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. Overall the wine has fantastic layers of flavour and nuances. One built for current drinking as well as aging in the cellar.