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Brancaia Toscana Rosso Ilatraia 2016

Brancaia Toscana Rosso Ilatraia

2016
Tuscany (Italy)
96+
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Ilatraia is a characteristic and elegant Bordeaux blend — based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit V...

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3 for immediate dispatch. More, available on 15/06/2020

42.30

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Brancaia Toscana Rosso Ilatraia 2016

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Ilatraia is a characteristic and elegant Bordeaux blend — based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc —which comes nonetheless from the Italian region of Maremma.

In the glass it appears a dark ruby colour which gives clear proof of its concentration, and that darkness is emphasised with a compact and penetrating nose which features blackberry, blueberry, plum, black cherry and cassis notes, all expressed with precision and intensity. Ilatraia definitely highlights those black-berried fruit aromas, but as well as these, other suggestions also come through of spices, leather, tobacco and balsamic hints on an unusual vegetal background.

On the palate it's rich, complete, tannic and fresh. Awell-proportioned wine whose velvety texture seems to caress the palate, leaving behind a very pleasant and persistent sensation.

A muscular and sensual red, very well received by wine critics all over the world, as is shown by its position at 52 in the Wine Spectator's Top 100.

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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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...