Brancaia Tre Toscana 2014 Magnum
A very approachable wine from one of Tuscany's best loved estates in a Magnum
It was in 1981, when the Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer fell in love with the at the time abandoned Brancaia estate (Castellina in Chianti) and purchased it. Only two years later, Brancaia made the first rank in an important Chianti Classico tasting and then rapidly gained international recognition. This lead to a continuous extension of the activities resulting in purchasing the Poppi estate (Radda in Chianti) in 1989, followed in 1998 by the founding of Brancaia in Maremma, only 10km from the Mediterranean coastline.
Since 1998 Barbara Widmer, oenologist and daughter of the founders, has been responsible for the winemaking as well as for the vineyards on all three estates - she thereby relies on the consultancy of the famous oenologist Carlo Ferrini. Today Brancaia is one of Tuscany’s leading wineries, receiving important national and international awards every year.
"Entry level wines don't get better than this. The well-priced 2014 Tre is especially attractive and bright in this vintage. Made with 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot plus Cabernet Sauvignon, Tre shows lots of personality and moxie. The fruit is confident, crisp and bright. Aging in oak and concrete give the wine an edgy and mineral-driven feel."
Brancaia Tre is a wine full of character giving you drinking pleasure already at the moment of release. Tre stands for the three grape varieties Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and for the three Tuscan estates from which the grapes are sourced, Brancaia (Castellina), Poppi (Radda) and Brancaia in Maremma (Grosseto). This elegant wine spends 12 months fermenting in barrel plus a further 2 months in bottle before release. Smooth, rich and incredibly well made.
|Country Of Origin||Italy|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature|
|Food Pairing||Game, Italian, Lamb, Pork, Sausage|