Tua Rita "Redigaffi" Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 98] [WA 97]

Tua Rita "Redigaffi" Rosso Toscana IGT 2018
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 98] [WA 97]


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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

98 Points & Rank #19 Top 100 Wines of Italy 2020 - James Suckling:
"Lots of chocolate and berries, as well as spice, walnuts and vanilla. Its full and layered. Extremely long and flavorful. So juicy and sexy. Luscious is the word. Opulent with polish and presence. Chewy at the end. Brightness and energy here. Try after 2022." (December 2020)

97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"I tasted this wine a few months ago before it was bottled. Coming back to the 2018 Redigaffi now cements the very favorable impression made by this current release. Old-vine Merlot imparts rich and thick density with a beautiful bouquet of dark fruit, black cherry, cedar, spice and light mahogany smoke. What I notice most about the wine now is the delicate balance of the mouthfeel. You get ample power here. Redigaffi is always distinguished by its compelling intensity, but the wine remains elegant and lithe nonetheless. I would expect it to evolve beautifully with many soft and shifting incarnations along the way." - Monica Larner (January 2021)