2017 Tua Rita Redigaffi
Merlot - 750ML
  • JS 97
  • WA 96
  • DC 95

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Reg: $289.94

$239.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jun. 2021

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
This is a glorious young merlot with flowers, blackberries, hazelnuts and chocolate on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, layered and creamy with ripe and firm tannins. Wonderful depth and length. Better in 2022 and... expand This is a glorious young merlot with flowers, blackberries, hazelnuts and chocolate on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, layered and creamy with ripe and firm tannins. Wonderful depth and length. Better in 2022 and onwards, but already a glorious young red to try. collapse
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
The 2017 Redigaffi has a few surprises up its sleeve, the most unexpected of which are those floral aromas of rose and lavender that lift so gently from the bouquet. These are absolutely counterintuitive given the heat... expand The 2017 Redigaffi has a few surprises up its sleeve, the most unexpected of which are those floral aromas of rose and lavender that lift so gently from the bouquet. These are absolutely counterintuitive given the heat and power of this vintage. This Redigaffi is a delicate wine in terms of its aromatic display despite the density and extract that is delivered to the palate. It carries a touch of bitterness or tannic dryness on the close to go along with its 15.5% alcohol content. The mouthfeel is tight, focused and sharp. This is a really beautiful and interesting Merlot that skirts around the hot vintage, yet it ultimately leaves you with marked determination and bold fruit flavors.- ML collapse
DC 95
Decanter, March 2019
In 2017 they lost 15% of production. They decided to increase the level of toasting in the barrels but reduce the time spent in oak from 20 to 16 months in order to balance the slight greenness in the tannins - and they... expand In 2017 they lost 15% of production. They decided to increase the level of toasting in the barrels but reduce the time spent in oak from 20 to 16 months in order to balance the slight greenness in the tannins - and they have successfully achieved their aim. It's another lovely Redigaffi, but one that reflects the 2017 vintage with beautiful transparency. Dark liquorice notes on the nose are restrained but concentrated. Black berries add to a smooth, round and concentrated mid-palate. The tannins are fine, giving a dry finish with just a little touch of green herbs. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/italy/tuscany/tua-rita-redigaffi-toscana-tuscany-italy-2017-31504#3Xov062QWTp5L3E9.99 collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Label

Tua Rita’s single-variety Merlot takes its name from a stream that runs near the estate. Redigaffi is a benchmark wine that has achieved cult status around the world. The 2000 vintage was the first wine from Italy to be awarded 100/100 by Robert Parker. Redigaffi features regularly in the catalogues of the world’s leading auctioneers, such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s, and is one of the few Italian wines included in the Liv-ex index.

The wine ages 18-20 months in new French oak barrels and then several months in bottle.

Winery

Tua Rita

Tua Rita, one of Italy’s first successful producers of vins de garage, was founded by Rita Tua and her husband Virgilio in 1984. They started with just 2 hectares of vineyard which they tended with scrupulous care. As a result, their vineyard had grown to 9 hectares in barely a decade and today, Tua Rita farms some thirty hectares planted to vine.

Tua Rita’s vineyards are located in the Cornia valley near Suvereto in the High Tuscan Maremma, in an area known as Metalliferous Hills. The soil composition of pebbles and stones as well as clay, silt and sand, with a generous helping of mineral trace elements, leaves a distinctive mark on Tua Rita’s wines, imparting unique iron-like nuances to the aromatics and lending the palate a delicious hint of saltiness.

This leading Tuscan estate is known for their famous 100% Merlot, Redigaffi, which has gained cult status, receiving praise and accolades from wine enthusiasts and even a perfect 100 score from wine critic Robert Parker. Their range of wines also includes their signature wine, Giusto di Notri, which is a classic Bordeaux blend; Per Sempre, a single-variety Syrah; Perlato del Bosco, a varietal Sangiovese beginning with the 2011 vintage; Rosso dei Notri, an entry-level wine; Lodano, an experimental white wine; and Perlato del Bosco Bianco.