Basic Information

Since its debut in 1988, IL BLU is the result of our constant quest for perfection. Made only from the best hand-harvested and selected grapes from our two estates in the Chianti region, with ultra-fine tannins and a smooth and full finish, this is a full-bodied wine that stands out for its complexity and elegance. Today, thanks to the ever-improving complexity of our Merlot grapes, in particular from our vineyards in Radda in Chianti,
the blend is 80% Merlot and 10% each Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each single vineyard and variety are aged separately in barriques, new for two thirds, for 18 months. Afterwards, all the individual casks are tasted to select the final blend, which refines in uncoated concrete tanks for 3 months. This way the wine becomes more balanced, aromas are better integrated and so are the tannins, even before the one-year bottle aging.
We continue the work of perfecting this wine, while at the same time,
we take great care to preserve its identity.
The character and style of IL BLU have been marked
by continuity over all these years: something we intend
to carry ahead for the 30 years to come.

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana
Varieties 80% Merlot 10% Sangiovese 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW 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 08.09.18 - 04.10.18
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 5,80‰
Temperature of fermentation 28°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 18 months 2/3 in new barriques 1/3 in used barriques, 3 additional months in concrete tanks
Bottle ageing 12 months
First year of production 1988
Ageing potential Up to 25 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Aromas of currant, violet and cocoa. A wine of great structure, with elegant, firm and creamy tannins. Rich and intense, with sweet currant and wild berries characterizing the finish.

Perfect with

Food with pronounced taste, dark meat such as beef or lamb, roast or braised game.

Gigi Brozzoni
Antonio Galloni
Daniele Cernilli
James Suckling
James Suckling
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