Colour: Bright, intense ruby red
Aroma: Fruity notes greet the nose, with a pleasant hint of vanilla and violet.
Palate: Balanced on the plate, with the strong taste of cherries and strawberries. The finish is long and persistent, with subtle hints of vanilla and soft tannins.
Grape Varieties: 90% Prugnolo Gentile and 10% Merlot
Awards: 92pts – Wine Spectator; 91pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of La Braccesca
Just miles away from the city of Montepulciano, near the border between Tuscany and neighbouring Umbria, the La Braccesca estate is surrounded by a splendid territory, first Etruscan and Roman, then medieval and Renaissance. The property extends over 420 hectares where, once upon a time, the holdings of the Bracci counts – who gave their name to the estate – were located: the counts, whose name means “arm” in Italian, also gave their coat of arms to the property, an armored arm which holds a sword. The Marchesi Antinori firm began to invest in this zone, one of the newest and most promising of Tuscany in the 1990’s. The La Braccesca estate is situated in two very close, but entirely different zones; Montepulciano, the classic and prestigious area of “Vino Nobile” and Cortona, which has made a name for itself in world markets principally with international grape varieties, above all Syrah.