98 James Suckling - Read
Sensual on the nose, with black olives, cloves, black plums, ripe blackberries, mocha and black licorice. Full-bodied with tannins that melt into the wine, giving a creamy, almost buttery texture. Fantastic interplay of sweet black fruit and salty, savory olive notes. Very long and intense. 100% merlot. Drink or hold.
98 Raffaele Vecchione - Read
Evolving in the best possible way and a reminder of the most highly talked about terroirs for the production of the great, pure Merlot. The notes of black prunes, blackberries, roasted coffee and crushed earth describe the primary profile. In the background the tertiary hints (perfect at this intensity for a 22 year old wine) show through with very light perceptions of tobacco, leather and medicinal herbs. Full bodied, velvety tannins of optimum workmanship and very fine grain and a truly juicy, balanced finale that shows off with a proud look what Tua Rita and the Suvereto territory are made of. Drink now or hold.
96 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Read
This wine would make Italian wine history when Robert Parker awarded it a perfect 100-point score. The Tua Rita 2000 Redigaffi would guarantee a place for coastal Tuscany on a world map of fine wine. Despite the wine's many deserved accolades, I must admit that the two surrounding vintages, the 1999 and the 2001, also come out roaring in this retrospective, and it's hard to pick a favorite among the three. This expression from 2000 has an especially bright and lifted bouquet with a hint of dried mint, forest floor or poblano pepper softly present throughout. Parker teaches us that mint is often an aromatic quality associated with fine Merlot, and that point is made beautifully by this bottle.
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Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana IGT 2000
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This pure Merlot evolves gracefully, revealing layers of black fruit, wet earth, and espresso with its full-bodied nature, velvety tannins, and balanced finish– enjoy now or savor its splendor in the years to come.
About the Producer
Tua Rita is a prestigious winery situated in the coastal region of Tuscany, Italy. Known for producing exceptional wines, Tua Rita has established itself as a symbol of quality and craftsmanship. The winery's story began in the late 1980s when the owner, Rita Tua, and her husband, Virgilio Bisti, set out to create wines that captured the essence of their land. Today, Tua Rita is celebrated for its limited-production wines, with a focus on varietals like Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. The vineyards benefit from the region's warm climate and unique terroir, resulting in wines that are rich, complex, and full of character. Tua Rita's flagship wine, Redigaffi, has gained international acclaim for its exceptional quality and is regarded as one of Italy's finest expressions of Merlot. In addition to their red wines, Tua Rita also produces elegant white wines like the highly regarded Perlato del Bosco. A visit to Tua Rita offers a chance to explore the vineyards, learn about their winemaking techniques, and indulge in tastings of their exceptional wines. With a commitment to quality and a passion for winemaking, Tua Rita continues to captivate wine enthusiasts with their remarkable Tuscan wines.