Tua Rita Redigaffi 2011

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SKU 14222


Featured in the catalogues of the world's leading auctioneers such as Christie's and Sotheby's, Redigaffi is a single-variety 100% Merlot which takes its name from a stream that runs near the family-owned and managed Tua Rita estate. Redigaffi is a benchmark wine that has achieved cult status around the world, its first vintage was 1994. With much excitement, the 2000 vintage was the first wine from Italy to be awarded 100/100 by Robert Parker. Aged for 18-20 months in new French oak barriques, after meticulous grape sorting in the vineyard, Redigaffi goes into bottle in the summer, and is then left to age for several months before release to market. The reason for choosing Merlot is the type of soils at the estate: like in Pomerol, the soil is markedly clay in some areas with other parts having a fairly significant pebble fraction. The higher plots are more pebbly, those lower down have more silt. Mid slope, where Merlot is grown, there is a higher fraction of clay.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Tua Rita
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • js99

James SucklingI love the aromas of violets with licorice and subtle brown sugar. This is a full-bodied merlot with fabulous tannins and a wonderful finish. It shows reserve and balance with a striking complexity of orange peel, light berries and chocolate. Pure magic. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Redigraffis ever. Better in 2016.

  • wa96

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Redigaffi (one of Italy's iconic Merlots) is a little shy at first and needs a few extra minutes to warm in the glass. Once it does, it bursts open with sweet fruit, blackberry, dark leather and Oriental spice. The wine is beautifully balanced and enormously expressive. It hits the high notes and the low ones with tip-top precision. I loved the purity of the sweet tobacco and crushed white pepper you get on the seductively long finish. It's a baby now, and needs more aging time. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.

Monica Larner
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorInitially marked by new oak, this intense, tannic red takes time to reveal the cherry, plum floral and spice flavors. Vibrant and long, finishing with mouthcoating fruit and tannins. This is saturated with fruit, and worth the wait. Merlot. 830 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, March 31, 2014
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastOne of Italy's truly great 100% Merlots, this wine opens with aromas of plum, black currants and exotic spices. The opulent, smooth palate delivers blackberry, white pepper and a note of creamy milk chocolate alongside firm, velvety tannins. Soft and round, it's delicious now, but it will also develop for a decade or more. Drink 2016-2026.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2014