Tua Rita   Redigaffi

2008 Redigaffi

By Tua Rita

The 2008 Redigaffi from Tua Rita, Tuscan Gem

An elegant symphony of complexity and balance, the 2008 Redigaffi from Tua Rita has inscribed its mark on the exclusive world of fine Italian wines. This vintage jubilantly screams the prestige of the Tua Rita estate while also emphasizing its individual merits attributable to a year that was as generous as it was challenging.


All About Balance: A Wine Masters' Art in Bottle

Favourable conditions from bud break to harvest gave the 2008 Redigaffi a powerful but finessed character, encompassing both strength and subtlety. The nuances are sublimely intricate with a saturated palate of ripe blackberry, dark cherry confit, and nuanced undercurrents of licorice, Mediterranean herbs, and a distinctive minerality which evidence the impact of its Tuscan terroir.


2008: A Challenge Met With Excellence

A potentially difficult year for producers, 2008’s weather patterns demanded meticulous attention in the vineyard to nurture this Tuscan fruit. It's a testament to the tenacity of the Tua Rita estate that not only have they navigated these climatic hurdles, but they have authored a wine of such profound depth and defining sophistication.

The 2008 Redigaffi from Tua Rita offers a sumptuous viscosity balanced with an invigorating acidity and savory tannic grip that secure its place as one of the best vintages of this esteemed Merlot. An excellent option for investment, the balance between intensity, longevity, and layered complexity make it an ideal candidate for appreciating both palate and portfolio over time.

In its essence, each bottle of this fine Italian red wine is not just a merlot, but an anthology of the Tuscan landscape and a testament to the mastery of viticulture. The 2008 Redigaffi from Tua Rita solidifies the enduring reputation of this esteemed estate, reflecting a grand tapestry of Tuscan terroir, enological prowess, and an unyielding desire to capture the best of what each vintage can offer.

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The 2008 Redigaffi is impeccable in its elegance and polish. Dark cherries, licorice, espresso and mocha meld together beautifully in this textured, fleshy wine. Despite its sophisticated personality, there is plenty of tannin lurking underneath to provide support. This is a beautifully round, opulent, yet impeccably balanced wine of the highest level. Smoke, minerals, licorice and tar wrap around the intense finish. Redigaffi remains a unique and powerful expression of Merlot from the Tuscan coast. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. This is a fabulous set of wines from Stefano Frascolla and Tua Rita. The 2008s show the real class of the year in Maremma. A Leonardo Lo Cascio Selection, Winebow, Montvale, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2011

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