Tua Rita, Toscana Rosso IGT (Tuscany, Italy) “Perlato del Bosco” 2016

($30, Winebow):  Perlato del Bosco shows the broad talents at Tue Rita.  They make the Redigaffi Super Tuscan (and Super Priced) Merlot as well as the bargain-priced and delicious Rossi dei Notri.  Here’s Perlato del Bosco, a marvelous wine made entirely from Sangiovese and displaying a completely different profile.  It is a cut above their excellent Rossi dei Notri, but a similar bargain for what it delivers.  It has the lovely firmness and black cherry-like nuances characteristic of Sangiovese, yet paradoxically, it is suave.  Elegant, fresh and long, it has a subtle alluring bitterness in the finish.  It’s a glorious current choice for grilled steak or lamb chops.
93 Michael Apstein Apr 7, 2020