PV Tasting Notes
The 2008 Giusto is again beautiful, perhaps not with the power of 2006 & 7 but it more than makes up for that in utter charm, open and expressive on the nose, roses, spice, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, mineral all come forth, in the mouth it is utterly exquisit as it caresses the palate. This is quite simply harmonious, hedonistic and honest.Independent Review
94 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate Aug 2011
The 2008 Giusto di Notri is wonderfully alive in the glass. Dark red berries, flowers, spices, grilled herbs, licorice and leather are some of the notes that flesh out in this dazzling, vibrant Giusto di Notri. Polished tannins provide the backdrop for the silky, expressive finish. A final blast of red fruit adds freshness and brightness on the close. Giusto di Notri is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.
This is a fabulous set of wines from Stefano Frascolla and Tua Rita. The 2008s show the real class of the year in Maremma.
94 Points Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Oct 2010
($105; 60% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 15% cabernet franc) Full, deep ruby. Superripe, high-toned blackberry and blueberry aromas are lifted by violet and complicated by ink and gunflint. Densely packed and very smooth, with powerful dark berry, tobacco and mineral flavors coating the palate. A huge wine yet almost magically light on its feet thanks to firm, harmonious acidity. This is even more complex than the '07: these two vintages of Giusto are unquestionably among the best to date. 94 points
93 Points James Suckling The Wine Spectator, Oct 2010
A soft, fruity red, with currant and dark berry notes. Full-bodied and attractive already. The tannins are wonderfully polished and ripe, with a persistent finish. 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 percent Merlot and 10 percent Cabernet Franc. Best after 2011. –JS
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.