Tua Rita   Redigaffi

2001 Redigaffi

By Tua Rita

2001 Redigaffi from Tua Rita, Maremma Toscana, Italy

The 2001 vintage of Redigaffi from Tua Rita is a testament to the rich tapestry of liquid art that abounds in the wine domains of Italy. Classified as Super Tuscan, this archetype of a perfect wine lies far beyond mere merit, showcasing its pedigree of Merlot absence from established pigeon holes, particularly thrilling in this year.


An Enthralling Ode to an Exceptional Vintage

An impressive summation of robust flavours and finessed elegance, the 2001 Redigaffi illustrates the year's climatic generosity to a tee. The early spring in Maremma Toscana paved the way for a fully ripened Merlot harvest. Yet, it was the cool bursts descending during Summer's end into Autumn that made 2001 truly remarkable - these conditions championed the grapes’ patience towards maturity whilst preserving precious acidity.

The result is far from modest. The 2001 Redigaffi is powerfully expressive on the palate, with folds of black cherries and dried figs that acquiesce melodiously to subtler tones of tobacco, chocolate, and earthy truffle.


A Fine Investment Highlight: The 2001 Redigaffi

Investment-wise, the 2001 vintage of Redigaffi from Tua Rita is conceptually lauded. It unfolds an incredible balance of immediate seductiveness and cellar-worthy delectability – a precious characteristic that assures fine wines connoisseurs long-term value stability.

Moreover, its limited production quantity further elevates its allure among seasoned investors who appreciate rarity entwined with tangible quality.

The herculean structure is robust with vibrant tannins, flavoured layers, and exceptional depth. More impressively, it manages to weave in finesse and softness that illuminate the wine into a divine drinkability. Its Italian personality is never once compromised, allowing us the pleasure to palpate Tua Rita's commitment to terroir integrity.

In short, in the realm of fine wines from Italy, Redigaffi from Tua Rita continues to be a reigning star - and its 2001 vintage is an eloquent confirmation of this truth.

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The 2001 Redigaffi, an exceptionally deep ruby with an exotic nose of chocolate covered cherries and plum jam along with additional notes of coconut and roasted coffee, has the tell-tale super richness and density of perfectly ripe Merlot, lush, enveloping, plush, and concentrated. Drink: 2005-2020. Importer: Winebow, Hohokus, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620

Daniel Thomases - The Wine Advocate, 25 April 2004

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