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Brancaia Toscana Il Blu 2019

$100

A tightly wound style, with black cherry and blackberry flavors wrapped in a grip of dusty tannins. Reveals earth, tar and eucalyptus elements as this stretches out on the finish. Fresh and balanced. Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2025 through 2038.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Dec 15, 2022

Summary

Primary Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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Other Grapes

Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon

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$100

Brancaia Toscana Il Blu 2019

A tightly wound style, with black cherry and blackberry flavors wrapped in a grip of dusty tannins. Reveals earth, tar and eucalyptus elements as this stretches out on the finish. Fresh and balanced. Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2025 through 2038.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Dec 15, 2022

Summary

Primary Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

Other Grapes

Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon

Other Grapes

Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon

Region

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