Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2011
Deep purple in color, Giusto di Notri offers abundant aromas of blackberry, plum, and currants with underpinnings of coriander, violet, and a touch of vanilla. Full bodied with ripe, fine tannins and a silky texture, this is a stunning wine with great aging potential. Ideal for barbecued ribs, steaks, grilled meats, or medium-aged cheeses.
Rita Tua and her husband, Virgilio Bisti, bought approximately 37.5 acres of land in 1984 in Suvereto, a small medieval town in the Tuscan province of Livorno, on the coast south of Bolgheri. The winery lies at just 300 feet above sea level, on clayey, silty soil. They later purchased an additional 17.5 acres of land, bringing the total estate to 55 acres, of which about 45 are planted with vines. 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.