Brancaia TRE Rosso Toscana 2011


This is quite a good Toscana IGT produced by Brancaia in Tuscany.  Despite its ultra modern label, in the bottle, the wine in fact resembles a more classic interpretation of the region and is reasonably serious in intent.  It's a blend of sangiovese (80%), merlot and cabernet sauvignon (together 20% of the blend), although it is the former that is most prominent on tasting.  The wine has quite savoury aromatics of sour cherry and plum.  The palate is a structured expression of sour cherry and earth which achieves a balance with its high acidity and chalky tannins deftly softened by its blending companions.  Overall, this is a good wine that is ready to drink now and over the next 5 years.

Abv: 13.5%, Price: $20s, Vendors: www.wine-searcher.com, Website: http://www.brancaia.com/en/brancaia-winery-wines/, Tasted: 2014

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