Brancaia Ilatraia 2015 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Brancaia Ilatraia 2015
SKU: 05966

Brancaia Ilatraia 2015

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750ml
$69.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Tuscany, Maremma Toscana
Brand Brancaia
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Brancaia Ilatraia is a modern blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc from Tuscany. The wine ages 18 months in French barriques - half of them are new - and then matures for 12 months in the bottle, prior to release. Brancaia is comprised of the three estates Brancaia (Castellina in Chianti), Poppi (Radda in Chianti) and Brancaia in Maremma (Grosseto).  These three estates are different in many ways but have one common ground: one dedicated team with a clear philosophy is striving to gain maximal grape quality out of every vineyard – year by year.  Top-quality wine can only be made with top-quality grapes. At the same time, nature is an essential factor that cannot be influenced. The team here understands and adapts to nature, reacting in the best possible way, while treating it with respect at all times.  

Barbara Widmer lives on the estate all year round and makes daily tours through the vineyards – this means that the team is very well informed about how the vines are doing and what needs to be done. The first yield regulation is conducted early on at the pruning stage and all future work serves as yield regulation and quality assurance respectively. Therefore, it is very important that this work is correctly.

Food Pairing: Food with balanced, intense flavors, meat and game dishes- roasted or stewed- and for poultry such as chicken or cornish hens. Or with hard aged cheeses especially from Italia. 

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The 2015 Ilatraia is a drop-dead gorgeous blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc with all fruit coming from Brancaia's Maremma vineyards along the Tuscan coast. This warm vintage has shaped an exuberant and intense red wine that hits the palate with lavish richness. The complex bouquet is composed of dark fruit elements that are contrasted seamlessly against spice, sweet tobacco and campfire ash. Yet the mouthfeel is never too heavy or overextracted. There's a lot to enjoy here. Some 45,000 bottles were made.

Monica Larner, October 31, 2018

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