Casa Brancaia

Founded by Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer in the famed hillsides of Tuscany more than 30 years ago, Brancaia is an acclaimed wine estate led by the philosophy: Resist the Usual. Rooted in the bold Super Tuscan movement that forever changed Italy's winemaking culture, the wines of Brancaia blend classic local grapes with international varieties, bringing a decidedly modern touch to a centuries-old wine region. Led by winemaker Barbara Widmer, Brancaia embodies a passion for terroir and a dedication to artisan techniques, producing elegant, complex wines with a strong Tuscan identity.

Brancaia 'Tre' Red Blend 2015
"Brancaia TRE is a wine full of character giving you drinking pleasure already at the moment of release. TRE stands for the three grape varieties Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and for Brancaia's three Tuscan estates - the basis for this wine. TRE was also their third label in 2000 so
Item Number: 30355
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Brancaia 'Tre' Red Blend 2014
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"Brancaia TRE is a wine full of character giving you drinking pleasure already at the moment of release. TRE stands for the three grape varieties Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and for Brancaia's three Tuscan estates - the basis for this wine. TRE was also their third label in 2000 so

Brancaia 'Tre' Red Blend 2013
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95  Decanter 
James Suckling 93 "Aromas of strawberry and berry character on nose. Full body, ultra-soft tannins and a silky finish. A beautiful and delicious wine."  Decanter 95 "Mainly Sangiovese (80%), with Cabernet and Merlot making up the blend, this is a great red made from grapes harvested in Chianti

Brancaia 'Tre' Red Blend 2012
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91  "A tangy red with lemony acidity and dried-cherry flavors. Medium body with light tannins and a savory finish. Almost salty. A beautifully balanced wine from Brancaia from its various estates in Tuscany. Cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese and merlot. Drink now."  " TRE is a wine of

Brancaia 'Ilatraia' Red 2011
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "Beautiful aromas of raspberries and currants. Full body with very integrated tannins and mineral and fruit character. Very fine intend. A blend of 40% cabernet sauvignon, 40% petit verdot and 20 cabernet franc. Try in 2016 but so wonderful to taste now."  Wine Spectator 92

Brancaia 'Tre' Red Blend 2011
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95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 "Mainly Sangiovese (80%), with Cabernet and Merlot making up the blend, this is a great red made from grapes harvested in Chianti Classico and Maremma. The nose shows prunes, cassis, sweet spice and cedar tones, while the glossy palate boasts red, black and blue berries plus pepper

Brancaia 'Ilatraia' Red 2010
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 WS TOP 100 2012 Rank 86 "This is pure and oh-so-silky, featuring flavors of black currant, violet and sweet spice, with a hint of tobacco. The supple texture is offset by refined tannins as this cruises to a long aftertaste of black currant and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit

Brancaia Tre 2010
89  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 89 "Deep ruby. Dark berry and cassis on the nose, with complicating notes of anise, vanillin oak and violet. Sappy, open-knit dark fruit flavors show nice clarity and lift, with polished, smooth tannins adding shape to the long, sweet finish. This easygoing, fruit-driven

Brancaia 'Ilatraia' Red 2007
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96 "Currant, blackberry, mint and licorice aromas lead to a full-bodied palate, with a solid core of beautiful, ripe, opulent fruit and polished tannins. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot."  James Suckling 94 "This is really polished

Brancaia 'Ilatraia' Red 2009
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 " Pure black currant and bilberry aromas and flavors course through this red, which is dense yet lively. Well-integrated oak peeks through on the finish, with an accent of vanilla. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2012 through 2017. "  Wine Advocate

Brancaia Tre 2005
86  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 86"Plum and hints of earth come through on the nose. The palate is round and velvety, with meaty, fruity, chocolaty character. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now. 16,700 cases made." ~JS

Brancaia Tre 2008
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2008 Tre is an attractive mid-weight red laced with dried cherries, dried flowers and spices. As is to be expected, the 2008 doesn't have the plumpness and juiciness of the 2007, but it nevertheless delivers excellent balance in an approachable, mid-weight style. This looks to

Brancaia IL Blu 2006
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95 "The 2006 Il Blu (50% Sangiovese, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a striking wine loaded with vibrant dark cherries, violets, sweet spices and French oak in a powerful, structured style. Naturally the Blu doesnt show the warmth of the Ilatraia but it does possess a touch

Brancaia IL Blu 2002
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Enticing aromas of smoky black fruit and spicy, barbecued meat. Full-bodied, with ultrafine, well-integrated tannins and a spicy, smoky, long finish. Goes on for minutes. Amazing quality for the vintage. Best after 2005. 4,165 cases made. (JS)"

Brancaia IL Blu 2004
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96  WS TOP 100 2006 "The aromas leave me speechless, with freshly cut roses and lilacs that follow through to crushed blackberry and cherry undertones. Full-bodied, but extremely balanced, with velvety yet caressing tannins and a finish that goes on for minutes. Sangiovese, Merlot