PV Tasting Notes
Gorgeous, almost glistening dark red in colour, with a beautifully pure mineral bouquet, following on with Victoria plum, blueberry and spicy blackberry notes which are given even more lift by delicate mint and herbal nuances. Rich, supple and refined on the palate, offering plenty of ripe, black plum, blackberry, blueberry, cedar, mushroom and menthol flavours. The bright acidity gives focus to the flavours and keeps the wine very lively and buoyant on the long, smooth finish. 15 Double Magnums made.Independent Review
93 points James Suckling The Wine Advocate Oct 2007
Complex aromas of black currant, mineral and dried herbs follow through to a full body, with silky, racy tannins and a long finish. Coffee and toasty oak character. Turns to raspberry jam. Needs time to mellow. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best after 2010.
92 points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate June 2008
Nice, fresh, enticing aromatics waft upwards as the 2005 Giusto di Notri opens in the glass, revealing a full-bodied, supple personality imbued with an attractive warmth in its expression of blueberries, spices, mocha, minerals and toasted oak. Though a smaller-scaled Giusto di Notri in relative terms, the supple texture and caressing, generous qualities are those of a first-class wine. Giusto di Notri is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Merlot and Cabernet Franc included. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.
In the difficult 2005 vintage Tua Rita proves why it deserves a spot among the finest estates in Italy. This is truly a stellar showing from proprietor Stefano Frascolla and consulting oenologist Stefano Chioccioli made all the more notable considering the less than ideal conditions the 2005 vintage presented.
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.