Brancaia Ilatraia 2013

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97pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
Our latest discovery to add to your Tuscan treasure trove? This Brancaia Ilatraia. We love it and Parker's Wine Advocate raves about it. Ever had roasted pigeon with pine nuts and raisins? The Ilatraia is ready to drink now, and is perfect for you to experience this delectable dish.

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "Wow. The 2013 Ilatraia jumps right out at you. This is a tremendous effort - I tasted this wine three times blind and it always came out on top. Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) is blended with Petit Verdot (40%) and Cabernet Franc (20%). The complexity and the ever-changing nature of the bouquet is mind-bending. Ilatraia shows enormous depth and sophistication, and it leaves a profound impact. The wine sports deep color saturation with brilliant flashes of dark ruby. The texture is immensely soft, yielding and seamless in its integration. Dark fruit and blackberry is followed by light notes of tobacco, toasted nut and scorched earth. I am in awe of its complexity. Drink 2017-2030.

This is perhaps the finest set of wines produced by Barbara Widmer and the excellent team at Brancaia. The 2013 Ilatraia (made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) is among my top three favorite wines tasted during this September session. The estate completed its conversion to organic farming last year." Dec 2016

Winery:  "Named for a hillside in our Brancaia in Maremma estate vineyard, our fruit forward 2013 Ilatraia is distinctively rich. Ilatraia has intense aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum, blueberry and spice, backed by ultra-fine tannins on the full-bodied palate, while subtle notes of coffee and licorice are found on the lingering finish.
Food Pairing: Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes – fried or stewed – for poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.

Located just a few miles from the Mediterranean coastline, Brancaia in Maremma is rugged with a west-southwest exposure and mostly sandy clay soil at the foothills of the nearby Uccellina Mountains. "

Bottle
750ml, cork         
Farming Organic
Varietal 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 
14.0%
Aging 18 months in barriques; minimum 12 months further refining in bottle
Region Tuscany, Italy

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