Merlot versus Syrah: Tua Rita’s Redigaffi and Syrah Per Sempre in the ultimate Tuscan Face-Off

23 February 2019 | 04:45 PM - 05:45 PM GMT+1
The Dolder Grand
Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032
CHF 88.00


Monica Larner
Wine Advocate Reviewer
Monica Larner is a wine critic and author based in Rome. She is the Italian Reviewer for The Wine Advocate and, the bimonthly wine publication and website founded by wine critic, Robert Parker. In 2003, Larner was selected to be the very first dedicated Italian wine editor for Wine Enthusiast. She is also a two-time winner of the Best Young Journalist of the Year (2008, 2010), one of the top honors given out yearly at the VinItaly exposition. In 2012, Larner won Best International Journalist also presented by the Comitato Grandi Cru d'Italia panel at VinItaly. Through her work at The Wine Advocate, Larner's opinion on Italian wines is often cited by mainstream media publications like Forbes and Newsweek.She has been described by Robert Parker as " of the most comprehensive writers of Italian wines out there."
Stefano Frascolla
Tua Rita's Redigaffi (100% Merlot) became the first Italian wine ever to receive a 100-point score from Robert Parker. Tua Rita is one of Italy’s most exceptional craft winemakers, and the standard-bearer for the now dozens of wineries that have come to populate the surrounding region. Stefano Frascolla is active in the cellar and manages the business operations.


Tua Rita makes one of Italy’s legendary Merlot-based wines, Redigaffi. That wine would shine the spotlight on the great winemaking potential of the beautiful Tuscan Coast. This same winery makes the Syrah-based Per Sempre, a game-changer in its own right. Join Italian Reviewer Monica Larner and Tua Rita Proprietor and Winemaker Stefano Frascolla for the ultimate face-off tasting, pitting back vintages of Redigaffi against Per Sempre.