“A blend of sangiovese, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, this wine illustrates Brancia Estate and Poppi Vineyard in the hills of Chianti and Brancaia in Maremma, along the coast,” said winemaker Barbara Widmer. “TRE unites the unique terroir of our three vineyards with distinct characteristics of these three varieties to create a bold Super Tuscan with layers of rich fruit flavor.”
More than 30 years ago, Brigitte and Bruno Widmer, a Swiss couple, founded Brancaia in the Tuscan hillsides with a simple philosophy: “Resist the Usual”. Rooted in this movement that forever changed Italy’s winemaking culture, the wines of Brancaia blend classic local grapes with international varieties to bring a modern touch to a centuries old wine region.
Led by winemaker Barbara Widmer, this wine estate boasts a passion for the land and a dedication to artisan techniques that produce sophisticated complex wines with a strong Tuscan identity.
This elegant and well structured wine ($23) was aged in oak casks for 12 months. Flavors of chocolate and ripe berries make this wine easily accessible and pair nicely with many dishes.
TRE is a wine of great character with a dense ruby-red hue. This blend shows aromas and flavors of fresh fruit and wild red berry, This well-balanced, medium bodied selection has fine tannins and a lively acidity on the finish.
Pour this with white sauced pasta dishes, roast chicken with fresh rosemary and grilled white fish with lime mayonnaise.