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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Tua Rita Redigaffi IGT Toscana 2007
Tua Rita Redigaffi IGT Toscana 2007
(search item no. 111716)
collectible wine
boutique wine
older vintages

Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $299.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, intense purple in color, with tremendous extraction, Redigaffi is a monumental and beautifully structured wine that shows how well the nonnative Merlot has adapted to the area around Suvereto on the Tuscan coast. It offers luscious layers of raspberry and blueberry jam, ripe plum and blackberry, followed by voluptuous notes of dark chocolate, licorice, black pepper, vanilla and incense. Fullbodied, lush, with polished tannins and an extralong finish, Redigaffi is one of Italy's greatest Merlots. A soughtafter gem for collectors and wine lovers worldwide. A true masterpiece.
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About Tua Rita:

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.

This tiny Tuscan estate has been the recipient of constant accolades for the explosively rich, full bodied wines produced. As of 1998, Stefano Chioccioli, has been the winemaker at this estate. Stefano is reknown in Italy for his expertise in both the vineyard and the cellar and also works with other high quality producers like Allegrini, I Giusti e Zanza and Fanti.