Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco 2020
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PRODUCER: Founded in 1984, Tua Rita was instrumental in establishing the ‘cult’ status of the earliest Super Tuscans. Nestled in the ‘metalliferous hills’ of the Maremma in the coastal region of Tuscany, the original plot of 2 hectares has now grown to 30 and Tua Rita have carved out a reputation for being some of the best producers of Cabernet and Merlot in Tuscany. Today, second generation winemaker Stefano Frascolla continues to push the boundaries of Italian wine, experimenting with new varieties and techniques, and recent releases of these wines are the best they have ever been.
WINEMAKING: It is the pure Sangiovese of Tua Rita. When the company is purchased it is the predominant variety, together with Trebbiano. After several vinifications, in order to try to best enhance the potential of the greatest Tuscan vine, a new path was attempted. In 2003 a vineyard was planted with a clone selected to better adapt to the dry climate and hot summer temperatures of the Tuscan coast. In 2011 the first harvest with grapes coming only from this vineyard.
The wait is long but that's it: the clone, the soils and the particular pedo-climatic conditions express all the power of Sangiovese in a highly evocative variation.
TASTING NOTES: Concentrated, dense, nearly opaque purple in colour, Perlato del Bosco 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 flavours are accompanied by notes of anise, violets, and peppery spice, all of which are framed by fine-grained tannins.