BRANCAIA 2017 Ilatraia Rosso Toscana IGT
95 Points Wine Advocate - A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Ilatraia is a real beauty and one of the only wines that has taken on the challenges of this hot and dry vintage with undisputed results. Ilatraia opens to an inky dark appearance and thick phenolic weight that is given extra volume and depth thanks to layers of cherry, dried blackberry and plum. This is a full-bodied red wine worthy of a big Fiorentina steak.
94 Points James Suckling
ILATRAIA is a modern and terroir-typical blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A full-bodied wine with freshness, definition and elegance.
Varieties: Petit Verdot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Vineyards: location Maremma
Maturing: 18 months 1/2 in new, 1/2 in used barriques
Tasting note: Intense aromas of black fruit. A firm and silky wine with fine tannins and a luscious finish.
Perfect with: Food with balanced, intense flavors, meat and game dishes fried or stewed, poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.
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