Brancaia Ilatraia 2005

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

$80.00 $71.99
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Item No. 110301
  • red wine
  • WS92
  • RP91
  • WE91
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

Concentrated flavors of currant, herb and blackberry pair well with meat and game, and roasted or braised poultry such as chicken or duck.

Ilatraia is the first wine from our new estate in the Maremma: Brancaia in Maremma. Only 62 miles from Brancaia (Chianti Classico) we find a completely different climate – winters are milder and summers are much hotter and very dry. This allows us to produce a wine with distinct varietal character with the same high quality standards. Ilatraia is an intense, elegant and terroir-typical blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. It ages for 18 months in barriques. The name Ilatraia has been the name of a hill on our estate for centuries – today it is a Petit Verdot vineyard.

Blend:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon
30% Sangiovese
10% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

"Aromas of blackberry and mineral, with hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and pretty. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. Best after 2009. 2,750 cases made. "
92 Points

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John Westcott - Bloomfield, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/5/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Amazingly BIG and Complex - demonstrates how letting a wine age a few years can bring out the best
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Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/23/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Very enjoyable. Nice nose smooth in the mouth. Will buy again.
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Learn About Brancaia Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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