Tua Rita   Redigaffi

2007 Redigaffi

By Tua Rita

2007 Redigaffi from Tua Rita, Italy

In the annals of fine wines from Italy, the 2007 Redigaffi from Tua Rita holds a special place. Hardly ever does a single vintage of wine embody as effortlessly the unique ethos of its maker and its region. This is, indeed, one such exceptional craftsmanship.

 

Resounding Triumph

In the world of Italian fine wines, Tua Rita has carved out an enviable niche. Its Redigaffi has deservedly gained reputation as one of Italy's finest Merlots, with each vintage eagerly anticipated by enthusiasts and investors alike.

The year 2007 was a remarkable year for Italian wines, and especially for Redigaffi. That year bore witness to an exceptionally warm spring which gave way to a hot summer, providing perfect conditions for flowering and ripening of grapes.

 

Italian Poise, Ready for the World

This outstanding vintage, crafted forever in the immensity of nature's bounty that year, is the epitome of an Italian Merlot masterstroke. Composed entirely from Merlot grapes, it displays a rich concentration of minerals and tannins. The fruit essence is expansive, with black cherries and plums dancing harmoniously alongside more subtle hints of cacao and vanilla.

The structure is admirable - full-bodied and powerful yet flawlessly balanced. This balance is the undeniable signature of 2007 Redigaffi, giving it capable ageing potential and making it particularly attractive to discerning wine investors.

When discussing fine Italian investments that appreciate with time like a symphony reaching its sonic crescendo, one would be remiss not to highlight the 2007 Redigaffi from Tua Rita. Truly an exemplary vintage, it’s a testament not just to Italian viticulture, but to the very art of winemaking itself.

Yet again Tua Rita confirms its masterful prowess by delivering this unassailably compelling Merlot. All in all, the 2007 Redigaffi is an investment in history, in unmistakable quality and most importantly, in ultimate palate pleasure. The tale of 2007 is etched indelibly into the grand chronicle of Italian fine wines and no doubt, will continue to age with incredible grace and grandeur.

Current market price

$2,330.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

127.33

Scores and tasting notes

95

The 2007 Redigaffi (Merlot) is totally seamless in its opulent dark plums, blackberries, chocolate, new leather and French oak. The wine turns deeper and richer in the glass, showing off its considerable structure, depth and richness. Over time, the clarity and inner perfume come to life, rounding out this magnificent Redigaffi. The 2007 is a Redigaffi built on understated elegance rather than sheer power. Silky tannins frame a long, refined finish. This is a wonderful effort from Tua Rita. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. This is a gorgeous set of new wines from Tua Rita. Perhaps the best news for consumers is there is very little qualitative difference between the estate’s more modestly-priced wines and the high-end bottlings, something that is typical of quite a few properties in Maremma in 2007. A Leonardo Lo Cascio Selection, Winebow, Montvale, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2010

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