Tua Rita "Redigaffi" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 97] [DM 96] [VM 94] [WA 94] [WS 93]

Tua Rita "Redigaffi" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 97] [DM 96] [VM 94] [WA 94] [WS 93]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
Redigaffi is a breathtaking, iconic wine made entirely from estate Merlot. The perfectly manicured vineyards are planted to ensure low yields and the greatest quality of the grapes. Extra long maceration with the skins and manual, frequent punch downs allow for Redigaffis outstanding concentration and complexity. The wine is matured on the lees for eighteen months in French oak barrels and bottled without fining or filtration. The final wine is the flagship wine of the Tua Rita estate.

Tasting Notes
Deep purple in color, Redigaffi offers luscious layers of blueberry jam, ripe plum and blackberry, followed by voluptuous notes of dark chocolate, licorice, black pepper, vanilla and incense. Full-bodied and lush on the palate with polished tannins and an extra-long finish, Redigaffi is one of Italys greatest Merlots. A true masterpiece.

Food Pairing
This wine pairs beautifully with dark-fruit chutney sauces, kalamata olive tapenade, Chteaubriand, and grilled pepper-crusted sirloins.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - James Suckling:
"This has gorgeous aromas of walnuts, chocolate, spiced plums, licorice and grilled herbs. Rich and chewy with a full body and firm, broad tannins. Opulent, yet held in check. Salty undertones to the ripe fruit and spice. Concentrated from start to finish. 100% merlot. Drink or hold." (Jul 2022)

96 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"2017 had a hot, very dry growing season and the winery had to make a strict selection in the vineyard and take extreme care in the winery during vinification. The 2017 Redigaffi still manages to be beautifully balanced in spite of the challenges of the vintage. On the palate there's beautiful weight and texture with lovely harmony and concentration, though the vintage reveals itself on the finish with a slight dry chalkiness to the tannins. The Tua Rita team had started to focus more on vinifying single plots of vines separately by this point, and whatever the techniques employed, the result is fantastic." - Susan Hulme MW (Mar 2022)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2017 Redigraffi (100% Merlot) is a classic Tua Rita wine. Rich, dense and explosive, the 2017 captures all of the natural exuberance that comes so easily in this southern part of the Tuscan coast. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, spice, new leather and spice abound. Although the 2017 is quite potent, it is also not as extracted or opulent as it can be. I would prefer to drink it over the next decade or so." - Antonio Galloni (Jan 2021)

94 Points - Wine Advocate:
"Born in yet another hot vintage on the Tuscan Coast, the 2017 Redigaffi is dark, richly concentrated, textured and soft. It offers a broad collection of plummy dark fruit aromas with cherry preserves, chocolate-covered prunes, grilled rosemary and Indian spice. However, what stands out most in this edition is the power and the firmness of the tannins. This is the proverbial big wine with a capitol B that could use more time in bottle." - Monica Larner(Jul 2022)

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This is powerful, from the vanilla- and coconut-scented oak to the concentrated blackberry, black currant and fruitcake flavors to the muscular tannins that support it all. Notes of Mediterranean scrub and tobacco peek through on the long finish. Best from 2023 through 2035. 900 cases made, 100 cases imported." - BS (Mar 2021)