2016 Brancaia Tre Toscana
2016 Brancaia Tre Toscana, Tuscan Blend from Tuscany, Italy.
In 1981 a Swiss Couple fell in love with Tuscany and purchased the abandoned Brancaia Estate in Chianti. In 1989 they purchased the Poppi Estate in Rada in Chianti and in 1998 started their Maremma operation. Today their wines are some of the finest and most sought after in all of Tuscany garnering huge press. Their consulting Winemaker is one of the best Carlo Ferrini who makes 100pt Parker wines and makes wines for great like Oreno, Casanova di Neri, Fonterutoli, La Massa, Petrolo and Brolio. Ferrini is a wine making genius and it is rare that he makes such a reasonably priced red like the one I bring you today. Todays wine come from the 2016 vintage which is one of the greats in Tuscany, this is a Key Vintage and rivals if not better than 2013 and 2010. The wine is the Brancaia Tre 2016 and is an exquisite value that silky smooth with rich concentration on the palate that makes for great fall drinking or short tern cellaring. Tre means three and represents the fact that the wine is selected from all three of Brancaia’s vineyards. The wine is a classic blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, has received great press and is a great value and 28% off Regular Retail
Founded by Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer in the famed hillsides of Tuscany more than 30 years ago, Brancaia is the modern face of luxury Italian wine. Rooted in the bold Super Tuscan movement that forever changed Italy’s winemaking culture, the wines of Brancaia blend classic Italian grapes with international varieties, bringing a decidedly modern touch to a centuries-old wine region.
Today the winery is still family owned and operated, led by the Widmers’ daughter, winemaker Barbara Widmer. Barbara has excelled at perfecting the style and quality of Brancaia wines by producing elegant, complex wines with a strong Tuscan identity.