Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2017
Redigaffi has an intense color that arouses enthusiasm and satisfy the sight, it highlights great complexity characterized by the fruity attack in the mouth leaving then “room” to tobacco and liquorice notes. Good concentration given by the pre-harvesting activity, three passages and perfect maturation reached by our grapes.
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.
In 1984, Rita Tua and her husband Virgilio bought an estate in Suvereto where two hectares of vineyard belonged. Initially, they did not have the idea of creating a top domain, but their meticulous care for this small vineyard quickly led to a cult status in Tuscany. Because their work proved to be so successful, they constantly purchased vineyards and in 2014 the domain was expanded to 30 hectares. When Vergilio died in 2010, daughter Simena and her husband Stefano Frascolla took over the daily management of the domain. In the meantime, the good reputation of the domain was made worldwide.
The Redigaffi has a brilliant ruby red color and a complex nose of herbs, mocha, espresso beans, strawberries, forest impressions, leather and a little licorice. The starter is smooth and fresh. The wine is beautifully structured and everything is right. A very elegant wine with a lot of material and depth.