Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2005
Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Deep purple in color, Giusto di Notri offers abundant and very intense aromas of blackberry, plum, chocolate-covered strawberries, and currants followed by enticing notes of bell pepper, coriander, violet and a touch of vanilla. Full bodied, with rich, sweet tannins, and a jammy texture, Giusto di Notri is a stunning wine with great aging potential. Ideal for barbecued ribs, steaks, grilled meats and medium-aged cheeses.
"Impossibly intense and rich, Giusto di Notri is a compelling blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that takes brutal hold of your senses thanks to its amazing density and texture. The long list of aromas generated here includes black cherry, spice, tobacco and cola and the wine glides in excruciating slow motion over the palate. "
"Complex aromas of black currant, mineral and dried herbs follow through to a full body, with silky, racy tannins and a long finish. Coffee and toasty oak character. Turns to raspberry jam. Needs time to mellow. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best after 2010. 2,000 cases made."
"Nice, fresh, enticing aromatics waft upwards as the 2005 Giusto di Notri opens in the glass, revealing a full-bodied, supple personality imbued with an attractive warmth in its expression of blueberries, spices, mocha, minerals and toasted oak. Though a smaller-scaled Giusto di Notri in relative terms, the supple texture and caressing, generous qualities are those of a first-class wine. Giusto di Notri is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Merlot and Cabernet Franc included. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.
The Wine Advocate
"Dark red. Beautifully pure mineral, black plum and spicy blackberry aromas are given extra lift by delicate minty and herbal nuances. Rich yet refined on the palate, offering plenty of ripe, almost chewy black plum, blackberry, cedar, mushroom and menthol flavor. The bright acidity gives focus to the flavors and keeps the wine lively and buoyant on the long, smooth finish."
International Wine Cellar
Thought the flavors should be more distinctive. Sediment was really a problem. Had good nose but I would not rate it above 90pts.
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Suvereto is a small, medieval town in the province of Livorno. The estate was acquired by Rita Tua and Virgilio Bisti in 1984. Additional vineyards were planted in 1988, 1997 and 1998 which means that fans of these limited wines can look forward to an increase in production as soon as the newest vines bear fruit.
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