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Brancaia Ilatraia Rosso 2010


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Simply a STELLAR super Tuscan and a ROBUST wine that was like a 90-pound ballerina on tip-toes!!!

Producer/Winery: Brancaia; Radda, Italy.

Grape Variety: Super Tuscan blend – Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy.

Vintage: 2010

Price: $39.99

Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Venison pizza with onions, bell peppers and blue cheese.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Opaque, inky dark garnet mixed with brown and purple color and the same color rim. Aromas of plum, cherry, forest floor, freshly cut Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) wood and “Autumn Sunset” rose blossoms. Polished, approachable, full body and a 200-grit texture. Exuberant plum, current, cherry, blackberry and chocolate flavors; fresh acidity, noteworthy suave leathery tannins and a very long finish that ended with a licorice aftertaste. WOW, WOW, WOW this was a wine with RUNAWAY INTENSITY!!! The complex layers of flavors were concentrated, clear and luxurious. Silky smooth, rich identifiable flavors and wonderfully balanced, but with tannins that had just the right grip to wrap it all together and give it structure. Simply a STELLAR super Tuscan and a ROBUST wine that was like a 90-pound ballerina on tip-toes!!!

Brancaia vineyard and winery in Tuscany
Photo from Brancaia.

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Alcohol Content: 14%

UPC Code: 0 85000 02055 5.

Imported by: Brancaia USA; Hayward, California.