2014 Ilatraia Maremma, Casa Brancaia

Ilatraia Maremma
  • Item #50026114
  • 75cl
  • 14.00 %
  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • 2014
  • Red, Richly Textured and Full-Bodied
  • Tasting Note: Lovely concentrated purple in the glass, with a complex, forward nose of cassis, red berries, toasty wood and spices. Full bodied and generous, filling the mouth with crunchy forest fruit, blackberry and liquorice flavours, well integrated, silky tannins and a stylish structure that lasts well into the firm but fruity finish. A seriously well crafted wine, doing the Brancaia name immense justice.
  • Food Matching: Food with balanced, intense flavours, meat and game dishes – fried or stewed – for poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.
  • Vineyard: The grapes are ripened on hillside locations with South and Southwest facings between 250 and 575ft above sea level.
  • Vinification: Fermented at 28 degrees C with up to 25 days of skin contact. Maturation, including malolactic, is performed in 1/2 new and 1/2 used oak barrels for 18 months. The wine is refined for 12 further months in bottle before bottling with only a very light filtration.
  • Awards and Press News: 93 points, The Wine Advocate (2014 vintage); 97 points, The Wine Advocate (97 points); 93 points, James Suckling (2014 vintage); 93 points, Vinous (2014 vintage); 93 points Wine Spectator (2014 vintage)
  • Group: Still Wine
  • Color: Red
  • Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Producer/Brand: Podere di Brancaia
  • Closure: Natural Cork
  • Vegetarian: Yes
  • Vegan: Yes
  • Organic: No
  • Biodynamic: No
  • Acidity (g/L Tartaric): 5.8
  • Residual Sugar (g/L): <0.5
  • Grapes: Grape Petit Verdot 40 ; Grape Cabernet Sauvignon 40 ; Grape Cabernet Franc 20

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