Red Wine by Brancaia from Tuscany, Italy. #52 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015 Sourced entirely from the Brancaia in Maremma estate vineyard, ILATRAIA is a full expression of this spectacular site. Characterized by desirable density and finesse, this complex blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc is dominated by layered dark fruit and spice notes including aniseed and blackberry. Backed by fine-grained, silky tannins, these notes give way to supple fullness on the palate as well as notes of violets, mineral and toast. With a signature lengthy finish, this wine is crafted exclusively from grapes ripened without irrigation. Located just a few miles from the Mediterranean coastline, the rugged Brancaia in Maremma sits at the foothills of the Uccellina Mountains. This site, which has a west-southwest exposure, is temperate and made up of mostly sandy clay soils.