In Bond case of Redigaffi, Tua Rita 2016
Amongst the ‘Super Tuscans’, Tua Rita has the most humble origins, but some of the most consistently astonishing scores from wine critics. Established in 1984 by Rita Tua and Virgilio Bisti with just two hectares, the estate was planted further south of Bolgheri than anyone else had dared to go. Initially supplying grapes to Sassicaia, they began bottling their wine in the 1990s and in 1999 received their first 100 point score.
The Redigaffi was the first Italian wine to be awarded 100/100 points by Robert Parker. It is one of the rarest wines of Tuscany, with only 11,000 bottles made – a third of the quantity produced by Masseto and Petrus. James Suckling adds, “Tua Rita’s Redigaffi is one of Italy’s best Merlots”, and for him is the fourth most collectable Tuscan wine after the legends of Masseto, Sassicaia and Ornellaia.
“Linear and fine tannins with beautiful freshness and intensity. Full-bodied, layered and very long. Tight and impressive. Dead serious finish! Hard to beat the 100-point 2015, but who knows? 100% Merlot. 97-98 points”. James Suckling
Offered for sale in bond. Arriving in the UK in Autumn 2018. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine lands in the UK. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included. No further discounts of any kind apply, Reward Card points not applicable.