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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Brancaia Il Blu 2007
Brancaia Il Blu 2007
(search item no. 107355)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2004 vintage of this wine was ranked #9 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2006

Brancaia IL BLU, IGT Rosso Toscana – the top-product from Brancaia. This IGT (Supertuscan) wants to prove what it is possible today at Brancaia in terms of elegance, complexity and intensity. For many wine lovers all over the world this wine is already a classic – perhaps also because through all vintages it shows a strong own identity, reflecting the character and level of our vineyards in the Chianti Classico.

Pair with: As a rule, food with pronounced taste, dark meat such as beef or lamb,roast or braised game.

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About Brancaia:

La Brancaia, encompassing the two estates Brancaia and Poppi, has been owned by the Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer since 1981. It is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area and saw a vertical take-off when it's vintage 1983 won first place at a major Chianti Classico tasting. Since then, through uncompromising dedication to quality and a strong own identity, the continuous recognition of BRANCAIA was built up - spearheaded by the estates top-wine Brancaia IL BLU, being already a classic for many wine lovers all over the world. The wines come from a state-of-the-art cellar. The estate is managed by the oenologist and daughter of the owners, Barbara Kronenberg-Widmer, together with her husband Martin Kronenberg. They enjoy consulting support by the brilliant oenologist Dr. Carlo Ferrini. La Brancaia is one of Tuscany's top wine-growing estates, winning national and international awards every year. Its wines are sold - and bought - all over the world.