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Tua Rita

Rosso dei Notri SuperTuscan Blend 2016

Greg Ballington
9.1

Reminiscing about this amazing value Super Tuscan we had at Officina last week during restaurant week in DC.
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2016 Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri
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Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
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Restaurant week at Officina and a perfect wine for our three course meal. Thank you Natalie for the recommendation. Deep ruby red in appearance. Took some time to open up on the nose but showed layers of mocha, floral, touch of minerals, blue and black fruits and spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) with balanced acidity and a medium plus body. Plush Merlot definitely comes through in the mid palate with black currants, black cherries, chocolate, espresso and a touch of earthiness. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.
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Crazy good wine for only $60.00 on a wine list. Made up of 50% Sangiovese with the remainder made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, making this a true Super Tuscan Blend. All the Sangiovese is aged in stainless steel while the rest are aged in barriques. This wine is from an area in the southern part of Tuscany called Maremma, more specifically Upper Maremma in the Colline Metallifare zone. Need to find some more of this IGT. Label is designed by Raffaele De Rosa.
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91 MD Points
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$ - Purchased off the wine list at Officina in DC for $60.00. Retail price is $17.99 at MacArthur’s Beverages.
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— 8 months ago

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I’m a big officina fan!
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@James Cahill love than place, food is phenomenal. We need to grab drinks sometime soon!
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Absolutely, let’s do that.

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