Herkunft Italien, Toscana
Appelation Maremma Toscana
Merkmale P 96+
A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Ilatraia is a terrific, full-bodied expression from Tuscany. If you love this combination of full-throttle grapes, I suggest you try this rendition. It tends to be more delicate and nuanced at the edges compared to a similar blend from a New World wine region, like say, California. The wine is contoured and full but never heavy. Indeed, the aromas of blackberry, spice and tar remain surprisingly fresh and bright. This is a big wine to be sure, but there is a lot of tonic energy packed tight within. Some 30,000 bottles were made.
With the 2019 vintage, all of Brancaia’s wines are certified organic. To celebrate their 20th anniversary as vintners in Maremma (this estate owns vineyards in both Coastal Tuscany and in Chianti Classico), Brancaia will be releasing 900 cases of a 2015 Ilatraia Special Edition (packaged in a wooden box).