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Brancaia Chianti Classico Il Blu

Wine Details

Vineyard

Brancaia

Varietal

Sangiovese

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) The top-product of the Brancaia brand. The Supertuscan IL BLU proves the performance of Brancaia in terms of elegance, complexity and intensity. Blend: 50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol: 14 volume% Harvest: 20 September – 12 October 2004 Temperature of fermentation: 30-32°C Must contact: 20 days Maturing: two thirds in new, one third in used barriques Time of maturing: 18-20 months plus 4 months in the bottle Bottling: May 2006 Formats read more...The top-product of the Brancaia brand. The Supertuscan IL BLU proves the performance of Brancaia in terms of elegance, complexity and intensity. Blend: 50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol: 14 volume% Harvest: 20 September – 12 October 2004 Temperature of fermentation: 30-32°C Must contact: 20 days Maturing: two thirds in new, one third in used barriques Time of maturing: 18-20 months plus 4 months in the bottle Bottling: May 2006 Formats: 0.75L, 1.5L, 3.0L First year of production: 1988 Perfect with: As a rule, food with pronounced taste, dark meat such as beef or lamb, roast or braised game, darkfeathered game such as pigeon or pheasant (hide)

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    Exceptional wine. Highly rated.

    about 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 144 on Dec-02
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/03
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage)