Brancaia has produced an elegant soulful wine with this 2009 vintage Toscana. The wine sings from the moment poured until that last drop falls from the glass to the tongue. Almost like a choreographed theatrical act, it was smooth and tight. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc grapes.
The red and blue fruit aromas mingle with a hint of cola as the smells rise from the glass. Well-developed red fruit flavors expand to express a broad complex palate assault of goodness after this wine gets a little air. As wine journeys go, this one came with a scenic view and lots of pleasant surprises appearing along the way as the journey flowed smoothly.
If this had been a first date and in a way it was, when it was over I knew I wanted another. The Maremma region is part of Tuscany and as of late is making the rest of Tuscany and the wine world take notice. Decant for at least an hour before consuming the wine. Suggested culinary pairings should be simple robust flavors that will let the subtle complexities of the wine show it has elegance and balance.
Rating: Excellent (92) | $51 | 14.5% ABV