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Date Printed: 11/20/2014
Brancaia Ilatraia 2010
Brancaia Ilatraia 2010
(search item no. 121197)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/20/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#86 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Named for a hillside in our estate vineyard, Brancaia in Maremma, our 2010 Ilatraia is a wine with intense aromas and flavors of liquorice and blueberry. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a long finish.

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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.