Brancaia "Tre" Rosso IGT 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 91] [JS 91] [WA 90]

Brancaia "Tre" Rosso IGT 2016
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 91] [JS 91] [WA 90]

Regular price $29.00 Sale price $16.97 Save $12.03

WS91 JS91 WA90
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Brancaia TRE is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The basis for this wine, are the grapes from our three estates: Brancaia (Castellina), Poppi (Radda) and Brancaia in Maremma (Grosseto).

Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot und 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 13,5%
Harvest: 24.8. - 3.10.2016
Temperature of fermentation: 28°C
Must contact: 18 days
Maturing: 2/3 in tonneaux (500l) 1/3 in concrete tanks
Time of maturing: 12 months, plus 2 months in the bottle
Bottling: March 2018
Formats: 0.375L, 0.75L, 1.5L
First year of production: 2000
Food pairing: Various pasta dishes, roasted and sautéed white meat, white poultry, fried and grilled fish.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Wine Spectator:
“A dense matrix supports black cherry, iron, earth, tobacco and coffee flavors in this beefy red. Tips toward the tannins in the end, but stays in line. Drink now through 2028. 15,300 cases imported.” – BS (Mar 2019)

91 Points - James Suckling:
A juicy and fruity wine with blackberry and cherry character. Just a hint of smoked meat. Full-bodied, round and soft. Drink now. (September 2018)

90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Tre is 80% Sangiovese with 10% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The combination of those three grapes makes for a well-priced entry-level Tuscan red that would pair nicely with pasta or spicy sausage pizza. This is a soft and simple mid-weight wine with a bright bouquet that is colored with vibrant tones of dark fruit, spice and grilled herb. The quality of the fruit in this classic vintage is what pushes this value wine up to an exciting 90-point threshold. Bottle production is 500,000 units strong." - Monica Larner (October 2018)