Robert Parker 89
The 2014 Rosso di Notri is Tua Rita’s proverbial bread and butter wine with 110,000 bottles produced and distributed both in Italy and the United States. The wine relies on excellent material with fresh primary aromas of wild berry, blueberry and distant spice. You really can’t beat this excellent value. It undergoes a brief fermentation and the aromas are crisp and vibrant as a result. It shows a bright acidic backbone as well.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2020
The 2014 Giusto di Notri is another striking 2014 from Tua Rita. Super-ripe black cherry, plum, menthol, lavender, sage and cloves, along with the very late, mid-October harvest resulted in a flamboyant wine loaded with personality and class. Even with all of its intensity and obvious ripeness, the 2014 has retained striking freshness and distinctly mid-weight personality. The 2014 is an unusually exotic Giusto di Notri, but it all works. Giusto di Notri is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2026