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Size: 750ml
Varietal: 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 %Sangiovese, 10 %Petit Verdot
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Producer: Brancaia

WS 92 WA 91


ILATRAIA, IGT Maremma Toscana (Brancaia in Maremma) is an intense and complex red wine, produced in a modern style and at most typical of its terroir. Food with well balanced and intense flavors, meat and game - roasted or braised -, poultry like pigeon or pheasant.

Reviews:

"Aromas of blackberry and mineral, with hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and pretty. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. Best after 2009. 2,750 cases made. –JS " -Rated 92, Wine Spectator

"Tasting the 2005 Ilatraia next to Il Blu provides a fascinating contrast between the wines of Maremma, in the case of the former, and Chianti Classico in the case of the latter. The Ilatria shows the greater volume and depth that makes the wines from Maremma so appealing. This French oak-aged blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese and 10% Petit Verdot is sweet and generous on the palate, where dark fruit, leather, spices, espresso and toasted oak come together in a very harmonious wine with well-integrated tannins and lovely balance. This doesn’t look to be a wine destined for a long life, so it is best enjoyed over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." -Rated 91, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate