• "Il Bianco" Toscana IGT 2020 (BIO)

      “Il Bianco” Toscana IGT 2020 (BIO)

      Brancaia's white is a fresh cuvée based on Sauvignon Blanc. Fruity bouquet, smooth with good acidity on the palate. Very harmonious, international and compatible with many occasions. Certified organic from the 2020 vintage. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A bright, tangy white with sliced-apple, lemon and pear character. Medium body and a fresh, clean finish. Hints of lemon rind." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Sauvignon, 5% Viognier, 5% Gew
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel/5 months on the yeast
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,48 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: plastic cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-015
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09320120 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • Rosato di Toscana IGT 2020 (BIO)

      Rosato di Toscana IGT 2020 (BIO)

      The grapes of this 100% Merlot come from a single vineyard of Brancaias Maremma-Dependance, certified organic since 2020. Three months of ageing on the fine lees results in a polished, mineral rosato in a class of its own. Bright salmon pink, fragrance of floral notes and watermelon, ends precisely and long with a fresh, well-dosed acidity and fine melting. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Delicately shimmering copper with a touch of gold. Fine meadow herbs envelop the nose, then ripe cranberries, some sea buckthorn and delicate fumé. Spans finely over the tongue, harmonious, clear, delicate minerality, stoffig with delicate melting in the drink, reverberates on fine fruit play, beautiful interpretation." Falstaff

      "A fresh, layered red with cherry and citrus aromas and flavors. Medium body. Creamy texture and a minerally aftertaste. Lively." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 3 months stainless steel on the yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,36 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,34
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-015
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09324320 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "TRE" Rosso Toscana IGT 2019

      “TRE” Rosso Toscana IGT 2019

      The carefully selected grapes come from the three Tuscan vineyards: Brancaia (Castellina), Poppi (Radda) and Brancaia in Maremma (Morellino di Scansano). TRE is a wine full of character that offers great drinking pleasure at an early age. Fruity bouquet with spicy nuances, blackberry and sour cherries. The taste is dense, powerful and soft at the same time. Beautiful wine with finest tannins, elegant finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark clear cherry red with garnet reflections. Very aromatic with notes of ripe blueberries, small mustard seeds, cardamom and some mocha. Shows juicy play on the palate, of medium weight, light-footed in the drink, very much fruit embedded in fine tannin, lively finish." Falstaff

      "Sweet berries with tobacco-leaf and cedar character on the nose. Medium-bodied with a juicy and rather succulent palate. Creamy and fresh. So delicious." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months 50/50 new/used tonneaux
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,35 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,48 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,98 g/l
      • Sulfite: 90 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: pizza, pasta dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09322119 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

      Chianti Classico DOCG 2019

      Classic Chianti Classico from stainless steel tanks with a rich and intense bouquet of black cherries, fresh plums, menthol and liquorice. Full-bodied on the palate, but not voluminous, very Sangiovese-typical. Clearly structured, of pure texture and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Transparent garnet. That floral note on the nose again, followed by real Sangiovese edginess and energy. Lots of drive. Persistent." Jancis Robinson

      "As always with Brancaia's Chianti Classicos, this brings together fruit from the estate's original holdings in Castellina with grapes from its Radda property. The 2019 really expresses the high altitude, cooler microclimate of the latter with fragrant florals, fresh mint and crisp red berries. It is vibrant, fluid and quenching in its acidity, while dusty red cherry and fine chalky tannins add intrigue. I love the purity of this 100% unoaked Sangiovese." Decanter

      "A beautiful Chianti Classico with blackberry, black-cherry and light chocolate character. Medium to full body, round and polished tannins and a long finish. So delicious now." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Decanter :90 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 98% Sangiovese, 2% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: salami, cheese, pasta, poultry and grills of all kinds
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09324119 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • Cabernet Sauvignon "No. 2" Maremma Toscana IGT 2018

      Cabernet Sauvignon “No. 2” Maremma Toscana IGT 2018

      This is the second vintage of the pure Cabernet Sauvignon from Barbara Widmer's Maremma-Dependance. Strong, deep-dark ruby red, in the nose animating smell of dark berries, coffee, cocoa, eucalyptus and spices. In the drink then notes of green paprika, fine sweetness and juiciness. The tannins are polished and prepare the way into a long, silky finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The Brancaia 2018 Maremma Toscana Brancaia N. 2 (a pure Cabernet Sauvignon) sees its fruit sourced from coastal Tuscany, and you can taste that extra ripeness and sun-kissed fruit as a result. The bouquet opens quickly to dark cherry and blackberry, dried cassis and sweet spice. You get a lot of Tuscan sunshine for your buck, and it's worth every last cent, especially if you are enjoying this well-priced wine in a cool, northern climate with some grilled sausage and onions." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,56 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: Diam
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09324418 · 0,75 l · 31,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      23,90 €
    • "TRE" Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 <br>MAGNUM

      “TRE” Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 · MAGNUM

      The carefully selected grapes come from the three Tuscan wineries: Brancaia (Castellina), Poppi (Radda) and Brancaia in Maremma (Morellino di Scansano). TRE is a wine full of character that gives great drinking pleasure from an early age. Fruity bouquet with spicy nuances, blackberry and sour cherry. The taste is dense, powerful and soft at the same time. Beautiful wine with finest tannins, elegant finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Shining Ruby. Inviting and hearty-sweet nose of ripe cherries, raspberries, lightly toasted hazelnuts. On the palate with a beautiful melt, clear and present fruit, juicy, balanced body, with tension." Falstaff

      "A soft, easy red with plums, chocolate and hints of orange peel. Medium body. Fresh at the finish." James Suckling

      "The 2018 Tre is a sumptuous beauty. Silky tannins wrap around a core of black cherry, plum, leather, spice, licorice and espresso. All the elements are so nicely balanced in this entry-level offering. Don't miss it." Vinous

      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Vinous:91 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months 50/50 new/used tonneaux
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,24 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: pizza, pasta dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09322818 · 1,5 l · 17,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      26,90 €
    • "Stella" Metodo Classico VSQ Brut

      “Stella” Metodo Classico VSQ Brut

      Here comes Stella, a beautiful Metodo Classico made from 100% Chardonnay, whose name comes from Barbara's daughter Nina - she always called the fine bubbles in the sparkling wine "stars". Clear bouquet with subtle aromas of fresh brioche and almond notes. On the palate, this dry sparkling wine is filigree, pointed and with a first-class, fine perlage and very good length. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months bottle fermentation
      • Development: metodo classico/bottle fermentation
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09320200 · 0,75 l · 37,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      27,90 €
    • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

      Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2017

      Attractive, juicy Riserva with classic aromas of sour cherries, sour cherries, dark forest fruits and a hint of liquorice. Elegant fruit and fine structure on the palate, compact, well-integrated tannins and an impressively long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dark shining ruby red. In the nose discreet wood tone, then rich cherry, wild berries, blood orange and violets. Smooth and round on the palate, spreads harmoniously over the tongue, elegant and compact course, salty on the final, still young." Falstaff

      "The 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva is laced with the essence of crushed raspberry, mint, blood orange, wild flowers sweet spice. Silky tannins and sweeping aromatics give the Riserva much of its allure. The 2017 is a Riserva that is all grace and sensuality. There is plenty to like here." Vinous

      "This is a beautiful wine that shows the crisp linearity and bright focus that are characteristics of limestone soils and cool elevations. The 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva is a soft and enriched red wine with plump cherry and blackberry, spice, crushed stone and dried flowers. I love the extreme focus that comes through despite the hot and dry vintage. I think this wine should flesh out further with more bottle aging, so stay tuned." Robert Parker

      "A beautiful, floral wine with flowers, cherries and currants that follow through to a full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. A big Chianti Classico, yet there's freshness and form to it." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:93+ points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 16 months new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,48 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09322217 · 0,75 l · 38,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,90 €
    • "Ilatraia" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017

      “Ilatraia” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017

      Deep dark ruby. Opulent nose of red berries, pleasant smoky notes and fine herbal spice. Opulent and round on the palate, the fine tannins give the wine a delicate but definite structure and the necessary seriousness until the long, soft finish. The well-integrated wood and the fruit of the Cabernet grape find an exciting symbiosis with the rather strict and taut Petit Verdot style in a very harmonious way. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot, 20% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2039
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09322417 · 0,75 l · 66,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      49,90 €
    • "Il Blu" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017

      “Il Blu” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017

      Every year Barbara Widmer proves anew how to make a dense, intense red that is nevertheless balanced, elegant and refined. Rich, unfathomable ruby red. Explosive aromas of black cherries and blackberries on the nose. The texture is wonderfully balanced, on the palate Il Blu 2017 presents itself fresh, persistently powerful and with wonderfully articulated tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fleshy, dark ruby purple. Opens with spicy notes, reminiscent of conifers, then licorice and lots of blueberries. Polished and fine in approach and course, shows a lot of present, rich fruit, fine-meshed tannin, firm pressure in the final." Falstaff

      "Blackberries, blueberries and stone on the nose. Some mineral and moss, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Plenty of blue fruit at the end. Give it time to come together. But very pretty." James Suckling

      "Packaged in its distinctive blue label, the Brancaia 2017 Il Blu is a blend of mostly Merlot, Sangiovese and a smaller percent of Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers power, structure and firmness spread out over a medium to full-bodied frame. The wine exhibits a dark and concentrated color and opens to rich aromas of dried cherry, blackberry, tilled earth, candied orange and iron ore." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 Il Blu is fabulous. Inky, vibrant and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2017 marries richness with vibrancy, showing remarkable balance and so much class. Lavender, spice, chocolate, menthol and licorice are all woven into a core of inky blue/purplish fruit. Despite the warm, hot growing season, in 2017 Il Blu retains a mid-weight personality as well as a good deal of energy." Vinous

      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09322317 · 0,75 l · 85,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      63,90 €
    • "Il Blu 30 anni" Rosso Toscana IGT 2018

      “Il Blu 30 anni” Rosso Toscana IGT 2018

      Over 30 years ago, Bruno and Brigitte Widmer decided to add a Super Tuscan to the Brancaia portfolio. Since its debut in 1988, Il Blu has been the result of constant striving for perfection. With ultra-fine tannins and a smooth and full finish, this full-bodied wine captivates with its complexity and elegance. Il Blu is made from only the best harvestedand selected grapes from the two vineyards in the Chianti region. With the 2018 vintage, this now globally recognised wine celebrates its 30th anniversary with an outstanding year and in an elegant special edition.

      Every year, Barbara Widmer proves anew how to make a dense, intense red that is nevertheless balanced, elegant and refined. Rich, unfathomable ruby red. Explosive aromas of black cherries and blackberries on the nose. The texture is wonderfully balanced, on the palate Il Blu presents itself fresh, persistently powerful and with wonderfully articulated tannin in the anniversary vintage 2018. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brancaia's 2018 Il Blu is stellar. Dark, layered and enveloping, the 2018 is wonderfully expressive from the outset. Black cherry, mocha, espresso, licorice, cloves and new leather fill out the layers effortlessly. The 2018 balances power with energy, all with plenty of the style that has long made this Merlot-based blend one of the top wines in Tuscany." Vinous

      "Beautiful aromas of currants and mushrooms with bark and flowers. Violets and chocolate, too. It's full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins that are long and poised. It has such attractive tension and focus. Lovely sweet currants and berries at the finish. So succulent and intense." James Suckling

      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,24 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,02 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09322318 · 0,75 l · 98,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      73,90 €
    • "Ilatraia" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Ilatraia” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Deep dark ruby. Opulent nose of red berries, pleasant smoky notes and fine herbal spice. Opulent and round on the palate, the fine tannins give the wine a delicate but definite structure and the necessary seriousness until the long, soft finish. The well-integrated wood and the fruit of the Cabernet grape find an exciting symbiosis with the rather strict and taut Petit Verdot style in a very harmonious way. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright elegant garnet. Very reserved on the nose, reveals discreet wood notes, shy bouquet. On the palate then with juicy tannin and clear, dark berry fruit, polished with beautiful density, also juicy and precise in the finish." Falstaff

      "The 2017 Ilatraia is Brancaia's top Maremma wine. Blackberry jam, grilled spice, bittersweet chocolate, licorice and espresso all build in the glass. Ilatraia is a blend of 40% Petit Verdot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. Petit Verdot is rarely a featured variety in a blend, but it works here, as it adds notable darkness and heft, but without the searing tannins that can be penalizing." Vinous

      "A big, rich red with lots of blackberry and chocolate character. Walnuts, too. It's full-bodied. Lots of blueberry and chocolate at the finish. Needs a few years to come together." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Ilatraia is a real beauty and one of the only wines that has taken on the challenges of this hot and dry vintage with undisputed results. Ilatraia opens to an inky dark appearance and thick phenolic weight that is given extra volume and depth thanks to layers of cherry, dried blackberry and plum. This is a full-bodied red wine worthy of a big Fiorentina steak." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot, 20% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2041+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09322617 · 1,5 l · 99,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      149,00 €
    • "Il Blu" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Il Blu” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Every year Barbara Widmer proves anew how to make a dense, intense red that is nevertheless balanced, elegant and refined. Rich, unfathomable ruby red. Explosive aromas of black cherries and blackberries on the nose. The texture is wonderfully balanced, on the palate Il Blu 2017 presents itself fresh, persistently powerful and with wonderfully articulated tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fleshy, dark ruby purple. Opens with spicy notes, reminiscent of conifers, then licorice and lots of blueberries. Polished and fine in approach and course, shows a lot of present, rich fruit, fine-meshed tannin, firm pressure in the final." Falstaff

      "Blackberries, blueberries and stone on the nose. Some mineral and moss, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Plenty of blue fruit at the end. Give it time to come together. But very pretty." James Suckling

      "Packaged in its distinctive blue label, the Brancaia 2017 Il Blu is a blend of mostly Merlot, Sangiovese and a smaller percent of Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers power, structure and firmness spread out over a medium to full-bodied frame. The wine exhibits a dark and concentrated color and opens to rich aromas of dried cherry, blackberry, tilled earth, candied orange and iron ore." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 Il Blu is fabulous. Inky, vibrant and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2017 marries richness with vibrancy, showing remarkable balance and so much class. Lavender, spice, chocolate, menthol and licorice are all woven into a core of inky blue/purplish fruit. Despite the warm, hot growing season, in 2017 Il Blu retains a mid-weight personality as well as a good deal of energy." Vinous

      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09322517 · 1,5 l · 112,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      169,00 €
    • "Il Blu 30 anni" Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Il Blu 30 anni” Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Over 30 years ago, Bruno and Brigitte Widmer decided to add a Super Tuscan to the Brancaia portfolio. Since its debut in 1988, Il Blu has been the result of constant striving for perfection. With ultra-fine tannins and a smooth and full finish, this full-bodied wine captivates with its complexity and elegance. Il Blu is made from only the best harvestedand selected grapes from the two vineyards in the Chianti region. With the 2018 vintage, this now globally recognised wine celebrates its 30th anniversary with an outstanding year and in an elegant special edition.

      Every year, Barbara Widmer proves anew how to make a dense, intense red that is nevertheless balanced, elegant and refined. Rich, unfathomable ruby red. Explosive aromas of black cherries and blackberries on the nose. The texture is wonderfully balanced, on the palate Il Blu presents itself fresh, persistently powerful and with wonderfully articulated tannin in the anniversary vintage 2018. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brancaia's 2018 Il Blu is stellar. Dark, layered and enveloping, the 2018 is wonderfully expressive from the outset. Black cherry, mocha, espresso, licorice, cloves and new leather fill out the layers effortlessly. The 2018 balances power with energy, all with plenty of the style that has long made this Merlot-based blend one of the top wines in Tuscany." Vinous

      "Beautiful aromas of currants and mushrooms with bark and flowers. Violets and chocolate, too. It's full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins that are long and poised. It has such attractive tension and focus. Lovely sweet currants and berries at the finish. So succulent and intense." James Suckling

      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,24 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,02 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09322518 · 1,5 l · 126,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

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    • "Ilatraia" Rosso Maremma IGT 2016 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      “Ilatraia” Rosso Maremma IGT 2016 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Deep dark ruby. Opulent nose of red berries, pleasant smoke note and fine herbal spice. Opulent and round on the palate, the fine tannins give the wine a delicate but determined framework and the necessary seriousness until the long, soft finish. The well-integrated wood and the fruit of the Cabernet grape find an exciting symbiosis here in a very harmonious way with the rather strict and tight Petit Verdot style. The wine is getting better with every edition and 2016 was an almost perfect year with optimal climate and ideal ripening point of the grapes. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, deep ruby red. Opened with lots of crisp, present berry fruit, some cassis, raspberry and goji berries. Powerful, gripping tannin on the palate, lots of ripe fruit, some rough wood in the final." Falstaff

      "This blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc features aromas of black-skinned berry, toasted hazelnut and underbrush. The structured palate delivers blackberry jam, toasted oak, licorice and tobacco alongside polished tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2016 Ilatraia is laced with blackberry jam, grilled herbs, leather, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, smoke and menthol. Unctuous on the palate, with tremendous richness, Ilatraia is a decidedly heady, concentrated wine. All of the richness, power and breadth of Maremma come through loud and clear in this bold, beautifully intense Tuscan red." Vinous

      "This is really impressive with roasted blackberries, thyme, forest floor, pine needles, conifer, iodine, mint and light vanilla. Powerful and muscular, but agile and floral, this sweeps through decadent layers of dark fruit, while keeping the linear acidity constantly in view. Long and very structured on the finish." James Suckling

      "A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Ilatraia is a terrific, full-bodied expression from Tuscany. If you love this combination of full-throttle grapes, I suggest you try this rendition. It tends to be more delicate and nuanced at the edges compared to a similar blend from a New World wine region, like say, California. The wine is contoured and full but never heavy. Indeed, the aromas of blackberry, spice and tar remain surprisingly fresh and bright. This is a big wine to be sure, but there is a lot of tonic energy packed tight within." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:96+ points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot, 20% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,51
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2041+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09323616 · 3 l · 109,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

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    • "Il Blu" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      “Il Blu” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Every year Barbara Widmer proves anew how to make a dense, intense red that is nevertheless balanced, elegant and refined. Rich, unfathomable ruby red. Explosive aromas of black cherries and blackberries on the nose. The texture is wonderfully balanced, on the palate Il Blu 2017 presents itself fresh, persistently powerful and with wonderfully articulated tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fleshy, dark ruby purple. Opens with spicy notes, reminiscent of conifers, then licorice and lots of blueberries. Polished and fine in approach and course, shows a lot of present, rich fruit, fine-meshed tannin, firm pressure in the final." Falstaff

      "Blackberries, blueberries and stone on the nose. Some mineral and moss, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Plenty of blue fruit at the end. Give it time to come together. But very pretty." James Suckling

      "Packaged in its distinctive blue label, the Brancaia 2017 Il Blu is a blend of mostly Merlot, Sangiovese and a smaller percent of Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers power, structure and firmness spread out over a medium to full-bodied frame. The wine exhibits a dark and concentrated color and opens to rich aromas of dried cherry, blackberry, tilled earth, candied orange and iron ore." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 Il Blu is fabulous. Inky, vibrant and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2017 marries richness with vibrancy, showing remarkable balance and so much class. Lavender, spice, chocolate, menthol and licorice are all woven into a core of inky blue/purplish fruit. Despite the warm, hot growing season, in 2017 Il Blu retains a mid-weight personality as well as a good deal of energy." Vinous

      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09323717 · 3 l · 126,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      379,00 €
    • "Il Blu" Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Il Blu” Rosso Toscana IGT 2017 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Every year Barbara Widmer proves anew how to make a dense, intense red that is nevertheless balanced, elegant and refined. Rich, unfathomable ruby red. Explosive aromas of black cherries and blackberries on the nose. The texture is wonderfully balanced, on the palate Il Blu 2017 presents itself fresh, persistently powerful and with wonderfully articulated tannins. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fleshy, dark ruby purple. Opens with spicy notes, reminiscent of conifers, then licorice and lots of blueberries. Polished and fine in approach and course, shows a lot of present, rich fruit, fine-meshed tannin, firm pressure in the final." Falstaff

      "Blackberries, blueberries and stone on the nose. Some mineral and moss, too. Full-bodied with chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Plenty of blue fruit at the end. Give it time to come together. But very pretty." James Suckling

      "Packaged in its distinctive blue label, the Brancaia 2017 Il Blu is a blend of mostly Merlot, Sangiovese and a smaller percent of Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers power, structure and firmness spread out over a medium to full-bodied frame. The wine exhibits a dark and concentrated color and opens to rich aromas of dried cherry, blackberry, tilled earth, candied orange and iron ore." Robert Parker

      "The 2017 Il Blu is fabulous. Inky, vibrant and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2017 marries richness with vibrancy, showing remarkable balance and so much class. Lavender, spice, chocolate, menthol and licorice are all woven into a core of inky blue/purplish fruit. Despite the warm, hot growing season, in 2017 Il Blu retains a mid-weight personality as well as a good deal of energy." Vinous

      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09324517 · 4,5 l · 87,42 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      393,40 €
    • "Il Blu 30 anni" Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      “Il Blu 30 anni” Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Over 30 years ago, Bruno and Brigitte Widmer decided to add a Super Tuscan to the Brancaia portfolio. Since its debut in 1988, Il Blu has been the result of constant striving for perfection. With ultra-fine tannins and a smooth and full finish, this full-bodied wine captivates with its complexity and elegance. Il Blu is made from only the best harvestedand selected grapes from the two vineyards in the Chianti region. With the 2018 vintage, this now globally recognised wine celebrates its 30th anniversary with an outstanding year and in an elegant special edition.

      Every year, Barbara Widmer proves anew how to make a dense, intense red that is nevertheless balanced, elegant and refined. Rich, unfathomable ruby red. Explosive aromas of black cherries and blackberries on the nose. The texture is wonderfully balanced, on the palate Il Blu presents itself fresh, persistently powerful and with wonderfully articulated tannin in the anniversary vintage 2018. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brancaia's 2018 Il Blu is stellar. Dark, layered and enveloping, the 2018 is wonderfully expressive from the outset. Black cherry, mocha, espresso, licorice, cloves and new leather fill out the layers effortlessly. The 2018 balances power with energy, all with plenty of the style that has long made this Merlot-based blend one of the top wines in Tuscany." Vinous

      "Beautiful aromas of currants and mushrooms with bark and flowers. Violets and chocolate, too. It's full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins that are long and poised. It has such attractive tension and focus. Lovely sweet currants and berries at the finish. So succulent and intense." James Suckling

      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,24 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,02 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2046+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09323718 · 3 l · 149,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      449,00 €
    • "Il Blu 30 anni" Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Il Blu 30 anni” Rosso Toscana IGT 2018 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Over 30 years ago, Bruno and Brigitte Widmer decided to add a Super Tuscan to the Brancaia portfolio. Since its debut in 1988, Il Blu has been the result of constant striving for perfection. With ultra-fine tannins and a smooth and full finish, this full-bodied wine captivates with its complexity and elegance. Il Blu is made from only the best harvestedand selected grapes from the two vineyards in the Chianti region. With the 2018 vintage, this now globally recognised wine celebrates its 30th anniversary with an outstanding year and in an elegant special edition.

      Every year, Barbara Widmer proves anew how to make a dense, intense red that is nevertheless balanced, elegant and refined. Rich, unfathomable ruby red. Explosive aromas of black cherries and blackberries on the nose. The texture is wonderfully balanced, on the palate Il Blu presents itself fresh, persistently powerful and with wonderfully articulated tannin in the anniversary vintage 2018. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brancaia's 2018 Il Blu is stellar. Dark, layered and enveloping, the 2018 is wonderfully expressive from the outset. Black cherry, mocha, espresso, licorice, cloves and new leather fill out the layers effortlessly. The 2018 balances power with energy, all with plenty of the style that has long made this Merlot-based blend one of the top wines in Tuscany." Vinous

      "Beautiful aromas of currants and mushrooms with bark and flowers. Violets and chocolate, too. It's full-bodied with firm, creamy tannins that are long and poised. It has such attractive tension and focus. Lovely sweet currants and berries at the finish. So succulent and intense." James Suckling

      • Vinous:95 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 70/30 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,24 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,02 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09324518 · 4,5 l · 100,76 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      453,40 €
    • "Ilatraia Special Edition" Rosso Toscana IGT 2015 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Ilatraia Special Edition” Rosso Toscana IGT 2015 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      This exclusive wooden box of 6 contains not only 3 bottles of the legendary Maremma cuvée Ilatraia 2015, but also one single-varietal bottle each of its "individual parts", which have never been put on sale in this form.

      3x 0,75l "Ilatraia" Rosso Maremma IGT 2015 / 14,50 % vol / 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc

      Deep dark ruby. Opulent nose of red berries, pleasant smoky notes and fine herbal spice. Opulent and round on the palate, the fine tannins give the wine a delicate but definite structure and the necessary seriousness until the long, soft finish. The well-integrated wood and the fruit of the Cabernet grape find an exciting symbiosis with the rather strict and taut Petit Verdot style in a very harmonious way. The wine gets better with each release and 2015 was an almost perfect year with optimal climate and ideal ripening point of the grapes. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2015 Ilatraia is a drop-dead gorgeous blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc with all fruit coming from Brancaia's Maremma vineyards along the Tuscan coast. This warm vintage has shaped an exuberant and intense red wine that hits the palate with lavish richness. The complex bouquet is composed of dark fruit elements that are contrasted seamlessly against spice, sweet tobacco and campfire ash. Yet the mouthfeel is never too heavy or overextracted. There's a lot to enjoy here." Robert Parker (95 P.)

      "Aromas of black licorice and blackberry. Blueberry, too. This is so complex. Full body, extremely silky and polished with lovely tannins. Deep and long. It seems powerful and rich yet ends so balanced and refined. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot and cabernet franc." James Suckling (96 P.)

      1x 0,75l Cabernet Sauvignon Maremma IGT 2015 / 14,50 % vol / 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

      " A very linear cabernet sauvignon with firm and silky tannins, as well as mineral, currants and hints of rosemary. Firm and crisp." James Suckling (93P.)

      1x 0.75l Petit Verdot Maremma IGT 2015 / 14.50 % vol / 100% Petit Verdot

      "Very inky on the nose with some blood and orange peel undertones to the dark fruits. Full-bodied, very intense and energized on the palate. Firm and silky tannins, too." James Suckling (95P.)

      1x 0,75l Cabernet Franc Maremma IGT 2015 / 14,50 % vol / 100% Cabernet Franc

      "This is fantastic with currants, currant bush and strawberry undertones. Some flowers, too. Full-bodied and generous, yet firm and silky. Shows poise and focus." James Suckling (95P.)

      • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months 50/50 new/used barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09324615 · 4,5 l · 126,44 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      569,00 €
    About the winemakersBrancaiaTuscany | Chianti
    Brancaia

    Il Blu occupies a firm place among the top wines of Italy and is already considered a classic by many wine lovers. The noble drop comes from the Casa Brancaia in Castellina. "My parents went on holiday to Tuscany in 1981, fell in love with the area, the people and of course with the good food and delicious wine. So they looked for a holiday home - and bought Brancaia, including the vines," says Barbara Widmer, the Swiss woman who actually wanted to become an architect but then decided to study oenology and in 1998 took over her parents' now highly successful winery.

    The career changers from Zurich managed to win first place at a major Chianti Classico tasting after only two years of "hobby wine production". And this in not exactly easy times. The rapid initial success made people want to do more and so a steady expansion of activities developed. In 1989 the Widmer couple acquired the Poppi winery in Radda, which has since become the family estate. And nine years later the third estate was founded, in the Morellino di Scansano wine growing area in the Maremma near Grosseto. There the Supertuscan "Ilatraia" is pressed from the idiosyncratic composition with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

    Since 1998, Barbara Widmer has been responsible for the wine production and the vineyards as head and leading oenologist. She is supported by the cellar masters Amar Amarouche (in the Maremma) and Fabrizio Benedetti (in the Chianti area) and the excellent oenologist Carlo Ferrini as advisor.

    Environmental protection is a priority at Brancaia. Barbara Widmer works according to the guidelines of integrated production. The vineyards are treated with sustainable care, and individual sick or dead vines are manually replanted and nurtured until the roots are strong enough. With the 2019 vintage, the conversion to organic cultivation is completed and all wines are certified organic from this vintage onwards.

    Brancaia has long since joined the top group of Tuscan producers. The wines are always at the top of the list at tastings and are highly praised by international wine critics. The elegant wines are matured in two cellars (Chianti Classico and Maremma), which were built according to the most modern principles, in modern containers. New cement and steel fermenters, up to French barriques and tonneaux. Never perceptible, purity, fruit and elegance are always in the foreground.

    The Tuscany parade variety Sangiovese is dominant in the Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico, but also plays a significant role in Il Blu and the base wine Tre, whose grapes come from all three wineries. SUPERIORE.DE

    "... a range of products, all of which shine with ripe fruit, well supported by a beautiful oak and powerful structures, but which do not lack the necessary freshness."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1981
    • Owner: Family Widmer
    • Oenologists: Barbara Widmer, Amar Amarouche (Maremma) and Fabrizio Benedetti (in the Chianti region) and Carlo Ferrini (consulting)
    • Annual production: approx. 700,000 bottles
    • Area under vines: approx. 80 hectares
    • Sustainable company with organic farming (Valor Italia)