Tua Rita   Redigaffi

2016 Redigaffi

By Tua Rita

2016 Redigaffi from Tua Rita, Tuscany, Italy

A stellar example of fine wines from Italy, the 2016 Redigaffi from Tua Rita truly steps into a spotlight of its own. Those who have had the privilege to sip this nectar vouched for the reputation of its vineyard, nestled in the famed Tuscan wine region.

 

Terroir and Tradition, the Perfect Blend

One needs only to gaze at Tua Rita's vineyards to discern their unique approach. The blend speaks of tradition - the 100% Merlot grapes are a nod to the region's rich viticultural heritage. Yet it also alludes to an adventurous spirit with its mysterious lean towards Bordeaux-style richness.

The 2016 vintage brings something unique to this blend- a wonderful balance between warmth and precision. It showcases the potential wonders of an artfully crafted Merlot,

 

Reflection of a Remarkable Climate

The climatic conditions of 2016 painted a fantastic canvas for vines across Italy, and further justified fine wine investment into this region. It was a year that witnessed a seamless transition from spring to summer, creating optimum conditions for unhurried ripening and distinctly mature fruits.

Tua Rita used this interplay of nature magnificently, by constructing a wine that walking a line between opulence and freshness. The resulting wine – complex with dark fruit undertones nuanced by hints of tobacco and truffle – breathes life into even the most discerning palate.

 

Captivating Characteristics, Incredible Investment

The unprecedentedly balanced profile of the 2016 Redigaffi from Tua Rita not only delivers an exceptional drinking experience but also makes it an impressive addition to any fine wine investment portfolio. Moreover, consider the seal of approval from critics across the globe and it's hard to ignore the investment potential of this masterpiece.

This review has barely scratched the surface of what makes the 2016 Redigaffi so special. It is a wine that must be sampled, savored, and studied to be fully appreciated. For those seeking one of the most exquisite renditions of a Merlot, your search may very well end here.

Current market price

HK$16,000.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

92.78

Scores and tasting notes

98

Wow. This is a beautiful year for Tua Rita's legendary Merlot. The grapes were harvested early, between September 4th and the 6th, and spent 21 months in barrique. This wine is a perennial overachiever, and the 2016 Redigaffi is no exception. It has a remarkable persistence to the bouquet, along with tonic crispness and a velvety mouthfeel. It's a complete and beautifully structured expression, most notable for its freshness and softness. This Redigaffi is still a bit closed, which leads me to think it is going to be a stunner when you finally retrieve it from your cellar in 5-10 years from now.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 31 May 2019

Vintage performance