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Tua Rita Redigaffi*Packaging may vary

Tua Rita Redigaffi

Merlot /14.5% ABV / Tuscany, Italy

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Tuscany, Italy
Sweet-Dry Scale
Big & Bold
Food Pairing
Duck & Game Bird, Tomatoes

Product description

The 2005 Redigaffi is so much a Merlot of sophistication and elegance that it could inspire a Cole Porter tune. It’s a peerless song of perfectly harmonized black and blue fruits, incisive minerality, warm spices, smoke, and leather. From the first aromatic note to the last resonating tannic chord, this is a love song of a wine. Drink for the next decade. In the 2005 vintage, production of Redigaffi totaled 680 cases, of which a mere 50 to 100 cases will make it to the States. It was a winemaker's vintage, and it reached its pinnacle in the hands of Tua Rita and the Maremma zone. While other areas of Toscana were struggling with significant periods of rainfall during harvest, the Maremma experienced only sporadic showers, with drying facilitated by the area's warmer weather. The 2005 Redigaffi derives from low-yielding, densely planted vines, a lengthy maceration period of 27 days, and a lavish new-barrique aging regimen of 12 to 16 months. The estate's rigorous cellar techniques in concert with the positioning of the vineyard helped raised dry extraction levels (the ratio of grape solids to juice, providing for enhanced concentration and texture) to a level higher than figures turned in by eminent estates such as Chateau Petrus. Additional Info Color: Red Style: Still Type: Dry Variety/Blend: Merlot Breakdown of Varieties: Merlot Drink Start Date: 2010 Drink End Date: 2017

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