Il Blu Toscana IGT 2011
This is really a great Super Tuscan. Blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Brancaia - Il Blu Toscana IGT (89 tsomw points)
In the glass a medium garnet-red color.
On the nose pretty complex with aromas of berries, earth, dried herbs with hints of lavender and spices.
On the palate full-bodied but elegant. Great balanced with fine tannins. Despite its 14.5% it shows nice freshness with blueberries and tangy raspberries with medium acidity.
Finishes long, with slightly chewy, fine tannins and subtle notes of oak and spice.
Brancaia IL BLU, IGT Rosso Toscana – the top product of BRANCAIA. This wine is intended to demonstrate the elegance, complexity and intensity that BRANCAIA is now capable of achieving. Many wine lovers around the world already consider it a classic – perhaps because it has established a distinctive identity throughout all its vintages, reflecting the character and quality of our vineyards in the Chianti Classico.
Blend: 50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14,5 vol%
Harvest: 25.08. - 27.09.2011
Temperature of fermentation: 30 - 32° C
Must contact: 20 days
Maturing: 2/3 in new barriques, 1/3 in used barriques
Time of maturing: 20 months in barriques, at least 24 months in the bottle
Bottling: June 2013
Formats: 0.75L, 1.5L, 3.0L, 9.0L
First year of production: 1988
Perfect with: Dishes with strong flavour, dark meat such as beef or lamb.
Game – fried or stewed – dark wild fowl.
94/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
95/100 Decanter - Gold Medal
93/100 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
92/100 Wine Spectator
Website winemaker: www.brancaia.com