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2010
Basic Information
Description

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 50% Sangiovese, 45% 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 06.09.10 - 04.10.10
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 5,8‰
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
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Vibrant blueberries, violets, sweet spices, green medical herb and French oak in a powerful, structured style.

Perfect with

Dishes with intense flavours, wild fowl, dark meat, fried or stewed lamb or beef.

Awards
I Vini di Veronelli
93
Daniel Thomases
Vinous
93
Antonio Galloni
Falstaff
94
Ulrich Sautter
Wine Advocate
94
Monica Larner
James Suckling
95
James Suckling
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