BRANCAIA 2014 Ilatraia Rosso Toscana IGT

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93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

93 Points James Suckling

93 Points Vinous

93 Points Wine Spectator

Blend - Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%

Tasting Notes - Blackberry, dark currant and hints of rose petal aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, very fine texture and a pretty finish.

The Ilatraia is the top wine from the Maremma – it is full-bodied and impresses with its freshness, precision and elegance. This wine shows a perfect balance between maturity and finesse. It is extremely silky and polished with supple tannins that are typical of the Tuscan coast. The blend of 40% Petit Verdot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc shows the full beauty of this terroir. This is not least because the three grape varieties can ripen perfectly without irrigation. Ilatraia is aged in half new French barriques for 18 months and then matures in the bottle for at least one year. “What a balance of maturity and finesse. Great potential,”says James Suckling, praising the 2015 Ilatraia.

Ideal with: dishes with balanced, intense flavors, with meat and game dishes (fried or braised), with poultry such as pigeon or pheasant. Our favorite: fresh tagliatelle with wild boar ragout.

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