Okanagan Valley - British Columbia
Grape Variety - 100% Merlot
Alcohol - 14.5% abc
Wine Details - For LaStella, Maestoso is a tip of the hat to that, greatest of Super Tuscan wines, Ornellaia’s Masseto
Maestoso is the highest peak in the crescendo, that moment of majesty. The flagship wine and the jewel in the crown of LaStella. In the wineries continuing efforts to ensure that this already breathtaking and astoundingly rich wine is as complete and hedonistic as possible but still carry with it some restraint, the winery blended in a small amount of Merlot from our Feuille d’Or vineyard in the Golden Mile to help lift the natural acidity and bring some grit and back of the palate tannins to the finished wine. Maestoso is always opaque in colour and 2011 is no different.
Tasting Note - There is a pronounced nose of blue, black and red berries, smoked meat and café mocha. Huge mouth coating, creamy, ripe tannins leads through to an astonishing finish lasting well over a minute. A monumental wine indeed.
What the Experts Say
Gorgeous, succulent and chewy. Opulent fruit with superb purity and attractive earthy development. Impressive, clearly carefully selected fruit. 14.4% Drink 2015-2025 – Richard Hemming (Jancis Robinson)
Supremely elegant and nuanced, LaStella's flagship wine, Maestoso, proves that 100% Merlot wines can be just as memorable and complete as equally priced Cabernet Sauvignon when handled with as much care and detailed attention that the Osoyoos Lake winery applies to this beautiful wine - Liam Carrier (Icon Wines)