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Brancaia Il Blu 2011

Brancaia Il Blu 2011

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0,75 l  -  14.50% by vol.
Brancaia
The top-product of the Brancaia brand. Brancaia IL BLU is distinguished for its elegance, complexity and intensity. It is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine ages 20 months in French barriques - 2/3 of them are new - and then matures 12 months in the bottle.
The Supertuscan IL BLU proves the performance of Brancaia in terms of elegance, complexity and intensity.
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How to serve
Serving temperature:
16 - 18°C.
Decanting time:
1 hours
Longevity:
15 - 25 years
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Name Brancaia Il Blu 2011
Wine type Red still
Classification IGT Toscano o Toscana
Year 2011
Format 0,75 l Standard
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Grapes 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 50% Sangiovese
Vineyards location The Brancaia estate encompasses the vineyards Brancaia (Castellina in Chianti) and Poppi (Radda in Chianti), at between 750 and 1300 feet above sea level. All vineyards have hillside location, looking south, southwest or southeast. They are partly covered with greenery and worked according to integrated production standards.
Composition of the land Soil is lean and stony, with a portion of clay and lime.
System All are cultivated in the one-armed cordon system.
Plants n. x hectare 6.000
Yield x hectare 5.500 kg
Harvest The harvest takes place from September till October and is exclusively done by hand. Grapes are collected in small 44 lb. cases and brought to the cellar as fast as possible.
Temperature fermentation 30-32° C
Period fermentation Must contact: 20 days
Production technique Maturing: two thirds in new, one third in used barriques
Aging 20 months plus 4 months in the bottle
Alcohol 14.50% by volume
Production year 50,000 bottles
Matching As a rule, food with pronounced taste, dark meat such as beef or lamb, roast or braised game, dark feathered game such as pigeon or pheasant
On sale Price Brancaia Il Blu 2011 € 40.60  With VAT
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Brancaia

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Brancaia in Chianti Classico, encompassing the two estates Brancaia and Poppi, has been owned by the Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer since 1981. Barbara and Martin Kronenberg-Widmer run the winery together which is located in the heart of the ...
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