He said: When I first pulled the cork, it exploded with fruit out of the top of the bottle….
She said: That’s where the fruit went!
Brancaia TRE 2011 is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, and 20% Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon. TRE – Italian for three – has a lot of sybolism: there are three grapes used in the wine, grapes are sourced from three different estates in Italy.
He said: I taste lots of Sangiovese, then it slides away, with a moderate finish. Very soft tannins.
She said: This wine really brought an issue to the forefront for most of us “normal” people: how can you tell if the wine is really good, or a bit of a stinker? When I first tasted this wine, it wasn’t doing much for me. But I pulled up a review and decided to “taste” it instead of just quaff it, and see whether I could find what the reviewers had smelled and tasted. Once I did that, I realized that it was a subtle, and that there were lots of tastes there – I just had to look for them. Made me realize it was a far better wine than I had thought. And once we did a more proactive tasting, we liked the wine a lot, especially as it was only $23.95 when we bought it at the LCBO.
- Casa Brancaia TRE 2011, Igt Toscana
- 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
- 13.5% alcohol
- Bottled March 2013, aged in French oak for 12 months.
- 18 days on the ‘must’ (more to come on this)
- Serve with pasta, roasted/sautéed white meats, fried or grilled fish