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 25.08.11 - 27.09.11
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 5,8‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32°
Must contact Up to 20 days
Maturing 18 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
Shows blueberry character with hints of spice and chocolate. Full body, polished tannins and a flavorful finish.
Dishes with intense flavours, wild fowl, dark meat, fried or stewed lamb or beef.
I Vini di Veronelli
Decanter Asia Wine Awards