IL BLU perfectly embodies Brancaia’s distinctive identity and our vision of winemaking based on uncompromising dedication to quality and respect for the environment. With ultra-fine tannins and a flavorful and focused finish, IL BLU is a full-bodied wine that enchants with its complexity and elegance. Throughout the last 30 years, IL BLU has become not only a symbol for Brancaia, but it has earned worldwide acclaim, gaining a reputation as a classic for many wine lovers.
Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties 55% Sangiovese, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SO exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 12.09.01 - 10.10.01
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 6,40‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 20 days
Maturing 20 months, 2/3 in new 1/3 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 12 months minimum
First year of production 1988
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Wonderful nose of ripe berry, tobacco, and toasty oak. Very rich, full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long plum, raspberry and vanilla aftertaste.
Dishes with intense flavours, wild fowl, dark meat, fried or stewed lamb or beef.
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