Fortissimo is a new wine produced for the first time in 2016, only in very small volume. It was made using Muscat grapes, in a similar style to the famous fortified Beaumes de Vinise of France. The long dry autumn meant the fruit could be left to hang on the vines until the very end of the season, allowing maximum concentration.
There are a tantalising array of aromas and flavours here. Underpinning the wine are tropical fruits such as lychee and quince, as well as spice and floral notes. On the nose there are also impressions of citrus zest and curd. Hints of Turkish delight and musk are similarly present. The colour is bright and lemon in complexion. The very ripe late harvest fruit gives the wine an opulent and rich feeling in the mouth, while the added spirit ensures the sweetness remains well balanced.
Wine is a natural health food