BRANCAIA 2010 Il Blu Rosso Toscana IGT
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95 points James Suckling
93 points Vini di Veronelli, Thomases
93 points Galloni Vinous
Brancaia IL BLU 2010
Brancaia IL BLU 2010 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: 5.09. - 4.10.2010
Temperature of fermentation: 30 - 32° C
Must contact: 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: June 2012
Formats: 0.75L, 1.5L, 3.0L, 9.0L
First year of production: 1988
Perfect with: Dishes with strong flavor, dark meat such as beef or lamb. Game - fried or stewed - dark wild fowl.
4 Grapes AIS Duemilavini Guida
95/100 James Suckling
93/100 I Vini di Veronelli, Thomases
82/100 Luca Maroni
93/100 Galloni Vinous
90/100 Wine Spectator
In 1981, a Swiss couple, Brigitte and Bruno Widmer fell in love with the at the time abandoned Brancaia estate (Castellina in Chianti) and purchased it. Only two years later, Brancaia made the first rank in an important Chianti Classico tasting and then rapidly gained international recognition. This lead to a continuous extension of the activities resulting in purchasing the Poppi estate (Radda in Chianti) in 1989, followed in 1998 by the founding of Brancaia in Maremma, only 10km from the Mediterranean coastline.
Since 1998 Barbara Widmer, oenologist and daughter of the founders, has been responsible for the winemaking as well as for the vineyards on all three estates - she thereby relies on the consultancy of the famous oenologist Carlo Ferrini.
From 2002 and 2014 Martin Kronenberg supported Barbara in the direction of the estates while being responsible for marketing and worldwide distribution.
Today BRANCAIA is one of Tuscany’s leading wineries, receiving important national and international awards every year. The wines are successfully sold worldwide.