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Brancaia Toscana Rosso Ilatraia 2016

Brancaia Toscana Rosso Ilatraia

2016
Tuscany (Italy)
96+
PARKER
95
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Ilatraia is a typical Bordeaux blend, but with an unusually large space for Petit Verdot (40%), comb...

£41.45

/ 0.75 L btl

Details for Brancaia Toscana Rosso Ilatraia 2016

Producer

Alcohol content i

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Ilatraia is a typical Bordeaux blend, but with an unusually large space for Petit Verdot (40%), combined with Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) and Cabernet Franc (20%), which rests half in new and half in used barriques. It is dark ruby red and moves slowly, showing excellent concentration. The nose is dark, compact and penetrating; the notes that make up the heart of the bouquet (blackberry, blueberry, plum, black cherry and cassis) are expressed with precision and intensity.

Ilatraia smells of small black berries ripened under the scorching sun but there is also a fine spice, echoes of leather and tobacco as well as balsamic hints and an intriguing vegetal background. The flavour is rich and complete: warm, tannic and fresh. Well-proportioned, it caresses the palate with its velvety texture, leaving a happy memory that lasts for a long time. A muscular and sensual red, appreciated by critics all over the world.

Food pairing

Red meats / Roasts / Cured cheeses / Cacciagione / Brasato

Tasting notes

  • ViewDark / Rosso rubino
  • Bouquet:Cherries / Higly aromatic / Leather / Penetrating / Wild fruits / Balsamic aromas / Tabacco / Speziato / Cassis
  • Mouth:Balanced / Fresh / Velvety / Warm / Tannic / Sensual / Ricco / Muscoloso

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Brancaia

Brancaia

Young oenologist Barbara Widmer has taken over the reins of a winery from her father Bruno. The winery, bought by the family in 1981 when it was still an abandoned farmhouse, is today among the most consistent and reliable in Chianti, with a clear international inclination, but never at the expense of territoriality and traditional appellations. With highly sustainable viticulture, Barbara's vigour and dynamism equals her love for the territory. Active on particularly hete...