2016 Fortivo Red Bordeaux Blend, 750m
NOW Available! Just released for fall!
NOTE: Fortivo is now available to order, but is not ready to ship. If you order Fortivo, it will delay your shipment until our winemakers release the wine-anticipated June(ish) 2018. If you wish your other wines to be shipped upon order, please send us an email or call to let us know you want them now!
Club Members Note: This wine is available as a Pre-Order for your Fall Allocation Shipment. It cannot be included as a part of your Spring 2018 club Shipment. Please still continue to communicate with us regarding your Spring Allocation Shipment!
Every year our proprietary red Bordeaux blend is a little bit different, but the flavor profile remains consistent, as the two vintners (Gary and Ellen) carefully mix and blend to just the perfect meritage. FORTIVO blend is full of robust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and our estate grown Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The large percentage of Cabernet Franc delivers mouthwatering silky textures, while the two other Bordeaux varietals deliver tannins and zest. Fortivo means "Strong" in Italian, and this all-occasion red drinking wine is expecially aromatic due to the Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Opening aromas of plums and blackberries primes the palate for a full, lengthy, flavorful finish. Enjoy now by decanting or cellar for another 4-8 years. As a testament to this wines' popularity, (and the fact that we sell out of the previous vintage too soon every year!) we produced an extra amount of Fortivo in response to it's popularity, a great example of how our Friends of Fortunati subscribers influence our production!