When Rita Tua and her late husband bought a property in southern Tuscany in 1984, they could have never anticipated that they would end up heading the second generation of Super Tuscans with the proximity to the sea, gently sloping and a unique clay-based soil from the metalliferous hills of the Val di Cornia. Now Stefano Frascolla and his wife Simena, Rita’s daughter, are now at the helm of the estate. The wines are now more elegant and refined than ever, true gems of the Tuscan coast, crafted with the same attention to detail and pioneering spirit from the beginning.
Redigaffi is the undisputed signature wine of Tua Rita, hailing from a small plot of meticulously selected Merlot which was first planted in 1994 and is aged in small oak barrels for 18 months. The 2012 is a truly remarkable wine that is redolent with vibrant perfumed aromas at once hedonistic and elegant. A profound texture, there is spice...more
Bottle 75cl £132.68
In Redigaffi’s twentieth vintage, there is no doubting the pedigree of this wonderful Super Tuscan. This brilliant release from Tua Rita is, quite simply, an embarrassment of superlatives. Just 8000 bottles (compared to the usual 10 000) were made of this velveteen wine. As such, demand is expected to be even higher than usual. A wine of remarkable presence; this...more
Bottle 75cl £134.68
This is 100% Merlot and the coolness of the vintage definitely suited it. The nose takes a while to come alive, but spices, chocolate and black pepper sit on top of cherry and blackberry fruit; tantalising and inviting. There is a lovely orange zest acidity with perfectly ripe blue fruit, leather and wood shavings. Layer upon layer of flavour builds...more
Bottle 75cl £187.88