Wine Brancaia il Blu Rosso di Toscana IGT 2006
Wine rich ruby color with a purple hue.
The wine has a balanced, elegant, fresh taste, rich shades of milk chocolate, with fine tannins and a gentle finale apple aftertaste. Excellent potential for aging.
The wine has a delicate, complex flavor with hints of blackberry, currant, coffee, toasty oak, minerals and hints of vanilla.
The wine goes well with dishes of dark meat (lamb, beef), fried or stewed game (dove, pheasant).
Supertuscan delightful wine "Ile Blue" - the flagship of the winery La Brankayya showing elegance, complexity and intensity of flavor. Since the first vintage in 1988 fell into the wine list of the best wines from the Gambero Rosso, since "Or Blue" consistently gets high marks world experts and wine critics.
For the production of "Il Blu" crop is harvested from two vineyards: "Brankayya" in Castellina in Chianti and "Poppy" in Radda in Chianti, located at an altitude of 230-400 meters above sea level. Vineyards with a total area of 24 hectares, grown on poor, rocky soils containing clay and limestone are the southern, south-western and south-eastern exposure. Stocking density - 6000 vines / ha. The grapes are harvested by hand in September and early October. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration are carried out at a temperature of 30-32 ° C in a temperature-controlled steel tanks for 20 days. Part of the must is fermented in oak barriques. Wine kept for 20 months in oak barrels, of which 2/3 - new, third - the second year of use. After bottling, the wine is left to ripen further 4 months in the cellars of the economy. Wine storage capacity is 15-20 years.
Estate Brankayya uniting two names - Branca and Poppy, since 1981 has a couple from Switzerland - Brigitte and Bruno Widmer. In the production of wine they cooperate with Martin Widmer Cronenberg. Since 1983, when one of the wines received the first prize in a local competition, the production are successful. Today wine "La Brankayya" are among connoisseurs of classical and production is based on principles such as the search for self-identity and commitment to quality.
Martin is responsible for the management of the company, while Barbara, an experienced winemaker, is responsible for the production of wines. Wine consultant is the famous Dr. Carlo Ferrini. Today Brankayya produces four wines: "Il Blue," "Chianti Classico", "Tre" and "Ilatrayya."
Since 1998, the company manages their daughter Barbara and her husband Martin. Barbara, an experienced oenologist, is responsible for the production of wine and Martin led the company's management. Consultant wine is the famous Dr. Carlo Ferrini. Today Brankayya produces four wines: "Il Blue," "Chianti Classico", "Tre" and "Ilatrayya."