Being a Cabernet lover I have always been partial to Super Tuscans, especially those from Bolhgeri and Maremma Toscana.
The 2013 Brancaia Ilatraia from Maremma checks all of the boxes.
Lively dark fruit and blackberries are supported by soft tannins with hints of clove and floral undertones on the finish.
Brancaia Ilatraia is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine was aged 18 months in French barriques – half of them new – and then matured for 12 months in the bottle, prior to release.
With a retail price of $55, this wine is a must add to any Cab lover’s cellar.