2017 Tua Rita 'Giusto di Notri' Tuscany

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Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner was deeply impressed by this special, 25th anniversary bottling, calling it “chiseled, sharp and focused.” With a touch of Merlot for sweetness and the power punched up by Cabernet Franc, the Cabernet Sauvignon is able to shine spectacularly. Monica notes, “There is a lasting mineral note of chalk or limestone that frames the dark and opulence quality of fruit at its core. The bouquet is stunning. The wine treads lightly in the palate, with a very elegant and nuanced approach. It really is another gorgeous wine from Tua Rita that shows the profound skill of this winemaking team even when faced with a hot vintage such as this.” A profound wine from a profoundly skilled winemaker? Why is this not already in your cellar!?

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Tuscany
Total Varietal Composition %:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.1%
SKU #:
1046188
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Advocate

The 2017 Giusto di Notri is a special 25th anniversary bottling that is chiseled, sharp and focused. The small part of Merlot gives it some added sweetness (the percentage of Merlot was slightly reduced in this vintage), the touch of Cabernet Franc contributes the power, freshness and dark fruit, and along with a starring role of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has lots of beautiful plushness restrained by a tight, disciplined linearity. This vintage saw less time in barrique (about 16 months) but the barrels had more toasting. There is a lasting mineral note of chalk or limestone that frames the dark and opulence quality of fruit at its core. The bouquet is stunning. The wine treads lightly in the palate, with a very elegant and nuanced approach. It really is another gorgeous wine from Tua Rita that shows the profound skill of this winemaking team even when faced with a hot vintage such as this.

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James Suckling

A bright and fruity red with a level of tightness and precision that suggests greatness. Medium to full body. Intense tannins give focus to the center palate. Super length and beauty. Celebrates its 25th anniversary. 80% cabernet sauvignon, 12% cabernet franc and 8% merlot. Drink after 2022.

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Vinous

A wine of substance and depth, the 2017 Giusto di Notri is terrific. In 2017, the Giusto has a bit less opulence than normal (typical of wines of the coast in this vintage) and yet that also gives it more immediacy. A rush of sweet red/purplish berry fruit, cinnamon and spice builds as the 2017 shows off its racy curves. Drinking window: 2021 - 2029.