I received my Fortissimo 2011 release from La Stella yesterday morning. It goes without saying that only eleven bottle would remain unopened by the end of the meal... Boeuf Bourguignon a l'orange. Idea from Jamie Oliver.
I may have tasted one or two grapes of Merlot..
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Simple and right to the point, variety of grapes use to create this wonderful blend, recommendation to decant, total production and alc/vol, 14,2% for the Fortissimo 2011,
|LaStella cork on Fortissimo.|
Deep red in colour, the legs on the glass are very present. Rolling the glass, i noted the wine follows the glass like a red blanket.
1st nose: Mineral, Dark Berries, light scent of vanilla, alcool is very present
2nd nose: Cassis, fruits very present, mineral, spices
Attack: Tanin and acid are present very well balanced, feeling of smoothness, vanilla, lasting 30 sec+
90 minutes later, more vanilla taste and very smooth, acidity had disappeared. This is a fun wine to drink.
Chris on mojo rating: 93+
|La Stella Fortissimo 2011. Note the Star.. La Stella on top of the label.|