2017 Brancaia “il Blu” Sangiovese Cab Sav Merlot

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Year 2017

Denomination IGT Rosso Toscana

Producer Brancaia
Region Italy, Tuscany, Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti

Variety 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol 14.5%

Size 750 ml

Serving temperature 18/20°C, we suggest to pour the wine into a decanter at least 1 or 2 hours before serving

Type Red

Pairing Food with pronounced taste, dark meat such as beef or lamb, roast or braised game.

IL BLU perfectly embodies Brancaia’s distinctive identity and the vision of winemaking based on uncompromising dedication to quality and respect for the environment. With ultra-fine tannins and a flavorful and focused finish, IL BLU is a full-bodied wine that enchants with its complexity and elegance. Throughout the last 30 years, IL BLU has become not only a symbol for Brancaia, but it has earned worldwide acclaim, gaining a reputation as a classic for many wine lovers.


Dark and slightly sweet fruit with aromas of black cherries and dried blueberries.


Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy soil; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton

Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers

Maturing 18 months, 2/3 in new, 1/3 in used barriques

Bottle ageing 12 months minimum

Brancaia is the name of a Tuscan winery that can boast of a heritage of 80 hectares of vineyards located in the Chianti Classico and Maremma. The winery was born in 1981, when the Swiss Brigitte and Bruno Widmer bought an abandoned farm in Castellina in Chianti and transformed it into a modern and important winery.


The Brancaia winery is now led by his daughter Barbara Widmer, oenologist, responsible for the vineyards and the entire production, assisted by the oenologist Carlo Ferrini. The vast properties of the winery are articulated around three poles: the original one of Brancaia in Castellina in Chianti, that of Poppo in Radda in Chianti and that of the Maremma, between the sea and Grosseto. These are three very heterogeneous geographical areas, from which the Widmer family has always managed to produce authentic and territorial wines, focusing on innovation and quality.


Brancaia wines are today considered as great enological expressions of Tuscany. In fact, from the passion of Barbara and her parents, prestigious and precious wines were born, such as Blu Brancaia, the top wine of the cellar, able to best summarize the great peculiarities of Tuscany, or Ilatraia, born in the expressive terroir and wild of the Maremma.