Tuesday, November 10, 2009


What seems to have been a difficult acquisition in years past, the wines of Tua Rita had more-or-less escaped me. Then, ironically, right before we were to cut ties with Winebow several years ago, we landed a couple. Fast-forward to now, and our realignment with Winebow has yielded the remarkably delicious Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri 2008. A young red blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, this little Tuscan jewel is remarkable.

Bright ruby red in the glass, there are expressive aromas of jammy blackberry, black cherry and dark plums, followed by more dark fruit flavors and hints of rich chocolate, spice and licorice for good measure. The tannins are soft and the acidity is well-represented, yet this is a juicy AND vibrant red that is ideal for grilled meats, lasagna, and pizza. Give this one a try!

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