Osoyoos, British Columbia
La Stella is the pioneer of Italian style wines in the Okanagan Valley. The 2015 Fortissimo is a blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese with a bit of cabernet franc. All these components are married seamlessly together and aged in large puncheons of Hungarian and Slovenian oak. Layers of flavour and nuances, featuring bing cherries and herbal notes with complex savoury character. Amazing with roast lamb or grilled steaks. Drinks well now but will benefit from additional cellaring for three to five years.