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.
IGT Rosso Toscana
50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards and terroir
Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure
230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SO exp.
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
05.09.05 - 29.09.05
Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 6,10‰
Temperature of fermentation
Up to 20 days
20 months, 2/3 in new 1/3 in used barriques
12 months minimum
First year of production
Up to 25 years
Focused aromas of crushed flowers, raspberries and sweet toasted oak.
Dishes with intense flavours, wild fowl, dark meat, fried or stewed lamb or beef.
Ulrich Sautter, Othmar Kiem