Il Blu Brancaia, Tasting notes:
It has a rounded taste, with hints of cherry, spices, leather and chocolate.
Aromas of currants, violets and cocoa. A wine of great structure, with elegant, firm and creamy tannins. Rich and intense, with sweet currants and berries characterising the finish
Brancaia, winery in Chianti & Maremma
The history of Brancaia began in 1980 when the Widmer family, of Swiss origin, bought the Podere Brancaia in Castellina in Chianti as a summer residence in Tuscany. Bruno and Brigitte Widmer decided to produce only wines of the highest quality. What began as a hobby then, has grown steadily over the past 40 years to become one of the most important wineries in Tuscany. Brancaia loves and deeply respects the traditions of the past, but at the same time is not afraid to imagine new and modern approaches and organic viticulture has always been central for Brancaia.
Il Blu Brancaia, iconic wine
…the wine that put Brancaia on the map of Tuscany’s most famous wineries’ (Monica Larner for Robert Parker).
The flagship wine for Casa Brancaia perfectly embodies the winery’s unmistakable identity and winemaking vision, based on an uncompromising commitment to quality and respect for nature.
Since its debut in 1988, IL BLU has been the result of a constant quest for absolute perfection. It is pressed from only the best grapes hand-selected from vineyards in the Chianti region.
The blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 18 months in French oak barriques (two-thirds new) and a further three months in concrete tanks, before at least another year of bottle ageing. With fine tannins and a soft, full finish, IL BLU is a full-bodied wine that impresses with its complexity and elegance.
Over the past 30 years, IL BLU has not only become a symbol of Brancaia, but has gained recognition all over the world. For many wine lovers it has long been considered a classic and is regularly praised by wine critics around the world.
Like its unmistakable label, one of the hallmarks of the winery, this wine displays the same characteristics: modern, elegant and timeless.