Tua Rita Redigaffi IGT Toscana 2006

Merlot from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 101934
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP97
  • WE96
Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

A breathtaking, iconic 100% Merlot, Redigaffi is the flagship wine of the House and a benchmark Merlot from Italy. The perfectly manicured vineyards are planted at extreme high density –up to 3,300 vines per acre to ensure low yields and the greatest quality of the grapes. Extra long – up to 27 days maceration with the skins and manual, frequent punchdowns allow for Redigaffi's outstanding concentration and complexity. Matured 12-16 months in Allier and Tronçais oak barrels for exceptional smoothness. Redigaffi is unfiltered to preserve its plush aromas, and refined in the bottle to ensure the greatest elegance upon release.

Tasting 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.

Critical Acclaim

"Blueberries, blackberries, grilled herbs, minerals and French oak emerge with tons of inner sweetness... tons of harmony and class all the way through to the polished, energetic finish."
97 Points

"A cult wine and an international superstar, Redigaffi (100% Merlot) will blow you away with its richness, opulence and smoothness. Aromatic layers of milk chocolate, nutmeg, vanilla and Christmas spice peel back one thick layer after the next. This is a loudspeaker wine with extraordinary intensity and softness from start to finish."
96 Points

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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. This tiny Tuscan estate has been the recipient of constant...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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Winemaker's Notes Deep, intense purple in color, with tremendous extraction, Redigaffi is a monumental and beautifully structured wine that shows ...
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