2018 Tua Rita Giusto di Notri

Year: 2018
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 96
James Suckling: 96
Red Wine


Price :

$100.00+ LIST PRICE!!

"I had previously reviewed this blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Merlot in a preview capacity. Now on the market, the 2018 Giusto di Notri comes together with seamless beauty. This is a rich and generous expression that delivers dark fruit intensity with blackberry and black currant, wrapped tightly together with ample oak notes of spice, tar and cured tobacco. The wine offers smooth transition and rich textural fiber, with soft angles and contours that frame the wine's full-bodied approach. Production is 33,000 bottles." (WA)

"A rich, layered red with berries, chocolate and blueberries. Lightly smoky. It’s full-bodied and layered with ripe tannins. Balanced and focused. Just a baby now, but will deliver! Best after 2023." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Wine Description:
Giusto di Notri is a Bordeaux-inspired blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc selectively harvested in September. After a gentle pressing, the juice and skins macerate for a lengthy period of 25-30 days to add concentration and depth to the final wine. The wine is then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and refined six months in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes:
Deep purple in color, aromas of blackberries, plums, and currants complement undertones of cardamom, violet, and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with fine-grained tannins and a silky texture.

Food Pairing:
Pair this wine with salumi antipasti, wild game ragù, pappardelle alla diavola, and picadinho.