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Brancaia "Il Blu" Toscana I.G.T. Rosso 2015 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 95] [JS 95] [VM 93]
Brancaia "Il Blu" Toscana I.G.T. Rosso 2015 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 95] [JS 95] [VM 93]


 
Retail Price: $135.00
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Winery: Brancaia
Varietal: 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: BRANCAIAILBLU15-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
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: 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14,5 vol%
Harvest: 15.09. - 30.9.2015
Temperature of fermentation: 28° C
Must contact: up to 18 days
Maturing: 2/3 in new barriques, 1/3 in used barriques
Time of maturing: 20 months in barriques, at least 12 months in the bottle
Bottling: July 2017

Perfect with
: Dishes with strong flavour, dark meat such as beef or lamb. Game – fried or stewed – dark wild fowl.


Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Spectator:
“This red is sleek and focused, with blackberry, black currant and tobacco aromas and flavors that cut like a laser through the linear frame. Delivers fine harmony and a long finish. Best from 2020 through 2033. 2,100 cases made, 290 cases imported.” – BS (Mar 2019)

95 Points - James Suckling:
“The balance and beauty to this wine shows real Super Tuscan character. Aromas of flower, dark berry and licorice follow through to a full body, ultra-fine tannins and a flavorful and focused finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and sangiovese. Drink now or hold.” (Oct 2017)

93 Points - Vinous Media:
“The 2015 Il Blu is powerful, deep and fleshy with generous dark cherry, plum, mocha, new leather and spice overtones. In this vintage, Brancaia is quite open and approachable. Plush fruit and soft, inviting contours add to the wine's sheer appeal.” – Antonio Galloni (Feb 2019)


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