Tua Rita Keir 2018

Keir means in old greek "working hands", meaning the hands that create the amphora.

Tua Rita is a winery situated in Suvereto, Tuscany. When Rita and Virgilio bought it in 1984, the land was supposed to offer just the picturesque surroundings in which they would live in touch with nature. Those original 2 hectares of vines have now become 51 hectares.Today, what started as amusing ‘vins de garage’, are wines that are exported everywhere in the world thanks to the marketing of Rita and Virgilio’s son-in-law, Stefano Frascolla.

The wines of Tua Rita all have one element in common: the personality of the earth with its ferrous notes and a penetrating and rapid, progressive development of their flavor.

About the Vineyard

The vineyards are managed with the fundamental objective of helping the plants to protect themselves by guaranteeing, above all, the health of the soil and the environment by employing natural procedures. Tua Rita’s land lies on a gentle, continuous slope, in that strip of land in the Alta Maremma whose name derives from the Colline Metallifere.

Wine Production

Keir spends six months in amorpha in contact with its skins, then rests for 3 months in french barriques. The amorpha enhances the varietal characteristics of the syrah.

Tasting Notes

This elegant wine, Keir 2018, can express a clear contrast between finesse and fullness. It has been vinified in amphora, an ancient process that brings out the characteristics of this varietal. It is fulled manually in open pots and the skins undergo a long maceration. This method, which for us is unconventional, gives our Syrah an original expression.

Food Pairing

Hard cheeses, ribeye steak on the grill. 

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Val di Cornia
Vineyard size
1 hectare acres
Soil composition
Clay, lime, small rocks
Elevation
50m feet
Exposure
South
Year vineyard planted
2004
Harvest time
3rd week of September
First vintage of this wine
2016
Bottles produced of this wine
3700
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation container
amorpha
Type of aging container
amphora for 6 months, 3 months in barriques
Size of aging container
amphora 600-800 lt -barrique 225 lt
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
pH level
3.6
Residual sugar
.68 g/L
Acidity
5.2 g/L
Dry extract
31 g/L

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