La Stella Fortissimo 2019
019 Fortissimo is comprised of 50.5% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc and 3.5% Sangiovese Grosso.
2019 Fortissimo saw a gentler extract due to the nature of the growing season and as such, even upon release is as charming and “ready” to drink as we thought it would be. All the components are married seamlessly together already. 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 fruit and savoury flavours. Bing cherry mingles with red and black cherry fruit. Grilled aromatic herbs meet cured tobacco leaves. The Palate is layered and while is still young and morphed into itself, it still offers plenty of pleasure in youth. One built for early drinking or cellaring with a medium+ aging curve ahead.