Tua Rita Sangiovese 2013 “Perlato del Bosco” Tuscany
In 1984, Rita and Virgilio Bisti realized their lifelong dream purchasing the property that became Tua Rita. The landscape and buildings on this property were a mere backdrop for their desire to live in contact with nature, while farming their beloved land. Their overwhelming passion for wine actually changed their plans.
The original five acres of vineyards have been cultivated meticulously since the beginning. The property now has 45 acres of planted vineyards. Growth has been driven by Rita and Virgilio’s enduring enthusiasm and an ever deepening awareness of the potential of this estate in the municipality of Suvereto between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Colline Metalliferre, known as Val di Cornia.
The winery released its first vintage in 1992, and soon began receiving praise and accolades from wine enthusiasts worldwide for its rich, full-bodied wines. In just five short years, its 100% Merlot had achieved cult-like status, receiving outstanding ratings from the world’s most prestigious wine critics and publications. Critic Robert M. Parker Jr. said the 1999 Redigaffi was “as close to perfection as a wine can get.” The following year, he gave the 2000 Redigaffi a perfect 100 score. Little wonder that Tua Rita’s wines are considered among the most difficult to find in Italy.
Perlato del Bosco is made entirely with Sangiovese from estate vineyards in Suvereto. The grapes are harvested and vinified in stainless steel before being aged for 18 months in a combination of French oak barriques and large barrels.
The 2013 vintage of Perlato del Bosco is concentrated, dense, and nearly opaque purple in color. It delivers tantalizing aromas of blackberries, black cherries, currants, ripe plums, tea leaves, exotic spices and leather. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, this wine’s enticing fruit flavors are accompanied by notes of anise, violets, and peppery spice, all of which are framed by fine-grained tannins. Pair this wine with grilled filets, Mornay sauces, roasted Cornish game hens, and duck confit risotto.
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