BRANCAIA 2019 Il Blu Rosso Toscana IGT

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James Suckling

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96 Points James Suckling

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Made only from the best hand-harvested and selected grapes from our two estates in the Chianti region, with ultra-fine tannins and a smooth and full finish, this is a full-bodied wine that stands out for its complexity and elegance. Today, thanks to the ever-improving complexity of our Merlot grapes, in particular from our vineyards in Radda in Chianti, the blend is 80% Merlot and 10% each Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each single vineyard and variety are aged separately in barriques, new for two thirds, for 18 months. Afterwards, all the individual casks are tasted to select the final blend, which refines in uncoated concrete tanks for 3 months. This way the wine becomes more balanced, aromas are better integrated and so are the tannins, even before the one-year bottle aging. We continue the work of perfecting this wine, while at the same time, we take great care to preserve its identity.

Denomination - IGT Rosso Toscana

Blend - 80% Merlot 10% Sangiovese 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Maturing - 18 months 2/3 in new barriques 1/3 in used barriques, 3 additional months in concrete tanks

Bottle ageing 12 months

Tasting note - Aromas of currant, violet and cocoa. A wine of great structure, with elegant, firm and creamy tannins. Rich and intense, with sweet currant and wild berries characterizing the finish.

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