PV Tasting Notes
The Giusto di Notri is deep ruby colour, with fabulous aromatics, violets, white flowers, ripe blackberry and blueberry fruit that would fill a room. When it hits the mouth, the high notes continue followed on by mineral and fresh herb, then the base tones start, asphalt, coffee and liquorices, this wine delivers a superb palate presence, wonderful acidity, beautifully balanced and a long, long finish which is totally absorbing. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot with supreme balance and super elegance and the grace of a ballerina tiptoeing across your tongue. My impression is that this may be ready to drink immediately following its release but will continue to improve for several years and drink well for a couple of decades. Tasted June 2009. 95+ pointsIndependent Review
95 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate Oct 2010
The 2007 Giusto dei Notri is a gorgeous, dark beauty endowed with layers of sensual black and blue fruits. Soft, seamless and utterly enveloping, the 2007 Giusto dei Notri impresses for its depth and richness, both of which have been achieved without any excess heaviness. Today the oak is rather pronounced and the wine needs further time in bottle for its full range of aromas and flavors to emerge, but make no mistake about, this is a terrific and highly enjoyable wine. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.
95 Points James Suckling - Wine Spectator, 9th Sept 2009
Fabulous aromas of currant and blackberry, with hints of mint and sandalwood. Full-bodied, with ultrasilky tannins and a long, beautiful finish. All in balance. This has wonderful harmony. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2011.
Serve this top Tuscan wine with antipasto, barbecues, beef stroganoff, wind-dried beef, stuffed cabbage, roast guinea fowl, pigeon, rabbit, risotto, shepherds pie, strong meats, game and strong flavoured pasta dishes.
Bolgheri, on the Tuscan Coast is the home of one of the World’s finest vineyard sites, Tua Rita which was purchased in 1984 and founded on Rita and Virgilio’s insistence of retreating to a “quite place” and cultivating the land, their great passion. The first wine they felt good enough to be released was the 1992 Guisto di Notri a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot which was instantly talked about in both National and International press for its depth of flavour and “Tuscanicity”. The land located 100 metres above sea level is rich in micro elements such as zinc and iron as well as marble the distinguish the wines with “mineral regionality”
In 1994 they left two barriques of 100% Merlot to make a wine without blending, Redigaffi would become a cult wine here and which has quickly become legend. Located just outside of the medieval town of Suvereto, this small estate is kept like a pristine garden, every branch and leaf is in place, yields are kept very low, the floors of the cellar are spotless, and everything is in perfect order. The wines being made here are of the highest quality, compared only equalled by Chateau Petrus according to Robert Parker, Tua Rita’s Redigaffi was the First Italian Winery to be awarded the perfect 100 Point score by Mr Parker himself, there is only one other. Whilst the Redigaffi has taken all of the limelight, another first wine made at the estate is somewhat underpriced, Giusto di Notri, this often ranks in the top 250 or so wines of the world, a Bordeaux Blend and is equal to a 2eme Grand Cru Classe wine, but sells for considerably less money.