Brancaia Ilatraia (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

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  • Vintage


  • Country


  • Region


  • Sub-Region

    La Maremma

  • Grape

    Cabernet FrancCabernet SauvignonPetit Verdot

  • Food Pairing

    GamePasta DishesRoast meats

  • Farming Method

    OrganicAll of our products that are tagged with the term Organic are either organic certified or organic practicing. Learn More

  • Vegan Friendly


Purchased in 1981 by Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer, the original estate sitting atop the Brancaia hill, it was initially a place for their family to visit on holiday. The 20 ha site sported a house in desperate need of renovations and 4 ha of vineyards; a well-protected plot surrounding by deep woods, free from any neighbouring vineyards that have been sprayed with chemicals.

After their Chianti Classico (1983) won a blind tasting in 1986, it wasn’t soon after that the Widmer’s bought 53 ha more, located in Radda. During that time, their famous Il Blu was produced- a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. This blend didn’t meet the requirements and/or guidelines to be classified as Chianti Classico and the Widmer family found themselves part of the Super Tuscan movement, a label eventually granted by the Italian government in 1992 known as: Toscana IGT.

Tasting Notes

Pronounced dark fruit, spice and dried leaves on the nose. A full, fruit filled palate, floral and spice. Lots of tannic structure, flavour complexity and a long flavourful finish.


Made up of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc; harvested in late August through early September, fermentation happens at a controlled temperature of 30-32 degrees C with skin maceration for up to 18 days. The wine is aged for 18 months in half-new and half-used barriques and aged for an additional 12 months in bottle before release. 

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