Il Bianco

 

THE WHITE SURPRISE

White wines usually play a minor role in Tuscany. We are all the more proud of our Il Bianco, which gets even better with each year.

The grapes – 90% Sauvignon Blanc from Radda and 10% Viognier from Maremma – are only harvested in the early hours of the morning so that they get into the cellar nice and cool. There we let them ferment spontaneously after twelve hours of contact with the mash at 16 degrees.

By preventing the malolactic fermentation, we get a wonderfully fresh wine, which thanks to the five-month aging on the yeast (⅓ in barriques, ⅔ in steel tanks) has an excellent structure. Gooseberry and grapefruit aromas at the beginning and floral notes in the finish characterize the Il Bianco.

“The mouthfeel is simple and straightforward. But this wine hits the bull’s eye”, writes Monica Larner in the Parker Guide about the 2013 vintage.

Ideal with: shellfish and fish, mushroom and seafood risotto, pasta and finger food. Our favorite: with homemade ravioli with ricotta filling.

Brancaia Bianco
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties IGT Bianco Toscana
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure Chianti: 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp; Maremma: 75-175 mt a.s.l.; W-SW exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton; Maremma: sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay.
Climate and microclimate Chianti: continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers. Maremma: mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 26.08.20 – 08.09.20
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13%; total acidity: 6,40‰
Temperature of fermentation 16°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing Up to 18 days
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Fruity character with plenty of dried-apples, mangoes and pineapple . Medium body and bright acidity. Fresh finish.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
Tony Wood Italian Wines
91
Tony Wood
James Suckling
91
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Viognier
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure Chianti: 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp; Maremma: 75-175 mt a.s.l.; W-SW exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton; Maremma: sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay.
Climate and microclimate Chianti: continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers. Maremma: mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 25.08.19 - 03.09.19
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 5,70‰
Temperature of fermentation 16°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Fruity character with plenty of dried-apples, mangoes and pineapple . Medium body and bright acidity. Fresh finish.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
Vinous
90
Antonio Galloni
ErGentili
90
Ernesto Gentili
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Viognier
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure Chianti: 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp; Maremma: 75-175 mt a.s.l.; W-SW exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton; Maremma: sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay.
Climate and microclimate Chianti: continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers. Maremma: mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 25.08.18 - 03.09.18
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 6,30‰
Temperature of fermentation 16°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Fruity character with plenty of dried-apples, mangoes and pineapple . Medium body and fresh finish.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
James Suckling
91
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Viognier
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure Chianti: 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp; Maremma: 75-175 mt a.s.l.; W-SW exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton; Maremma: sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay.
Climate and microclimate Chianti: continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers. Maremma: mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 23.08.17 - 05.09.17
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 6,20‰
Temperature of fermentation 16°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Sauvignon aromas pop out with gooseberries and grapefruit. Fresh and quite oily, with a lovely streak of acidity.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
James Suckling
91
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Viognier
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure Chianti: 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp; Maremma: 75-175 mt a.s.l.; W-SW exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton; Maremma: sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay.
Climate and microclimate Chianti: continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers. Maremma: mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 30.08.16 - 05.09.16
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 6,20‰
Temperature of fermentation 16°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Sliced apple and lemon character. Medium body and a crisp finish.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
James Suckling
91
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Sémillon. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Gewürztraminer & Semillon, 5% Viognier
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure Chianti: 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp; Maremma: 75-175 mt a.s.l.; W-SW exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton; Maremma: sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay.
Climate and microclimate Chianti: continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers. Maremma: mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 31.08.15 - 01.09.15
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 5,30‰
Temperature of fermentation 16°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

A savory white with dried fruits, flowers and spices. Lots of pineapple and pear character. Fresh with medium body. Fruity finish.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
Luca Maroni
88
Luca Maroni
Gambero Rosso
88
Elenora Guerini
James Suckling
91
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Sémillon. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Gewürztraminer & Semillon, 5% Viognier
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure Chianti: 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp; Maremma: 75-175 mt a.s.l.; W-SW exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton; Maremma: sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay.
Climate and microclimate Chianti: continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers. Maremma: mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 26.08.14 - 08.09.14
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 5,75‰
Temperature of fermentation 16°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

White flower and exotic fruit aromas. Medium body with good acidity and a fruity clean finish.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
Luca Maroni
88
Luca Maroni
I Vini di Veronelli
87
Gigi Brozzoni
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Sémillon. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Gewürztraminer & Semillon, 5% Viognier
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure Chianti: 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp; Maremma: 75-175 mt a.s.l.; W-SW exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton; Maremma: sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay.
Climate and microclimate Chianti: continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers. Maremma: mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 25.08.13 - 05.09.13
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 5,75‰
Temperature of fermentation 16°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

White flower and exotic fruit aromas. Medium body with good acidity and a fruity clean finish.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
Luca Maroni
87
Luca Maroni
Wine Advocate
87
Monica Larner
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Sémillon. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Gewürztraminer & Semillon, 5% Viognier
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure Chianti: 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp; Maremma: 75-175 mt a.s.l.; W-SW exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton; Maremma: sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay.
Climate and microclimate Chianti: continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers. Maremma: mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 20.08.12 - 24.08.12
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 5,75‰
Temperature of fermentation 20°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Hints of white pepper and sliced lemons. Medium body with good acidity and a fruity clean finish.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
Wine Advocate
86
Monica Larner
James Suckling
88
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Gewürztraminer and Sémillon. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 84% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Gewürztraminer, 8% Semillon
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SO exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 20.08.11 - 24.08.11
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 5,75‰
Temperature of fermentation 20°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Sweet floral notes linger on the inviting finish.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
Vinous
86
Antonio Galloni
I Vini di Veronelli
86
Daniel Thomases
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Gewürztraminer and Sémillon. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 84% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Gewürztraminer, 8% Semillon
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SO exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 30.08.10 - 06.09.10
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 5,7‰
Temperature of fermentation 20°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Aromas of white flower and exotic fruit.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
Wine Spectator
85
Bruce Sanderson
I Vini di Veronelli
87
Daniel Thomases
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Gewürztraminer and Sémillon. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.

Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 84% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Gewürztraminer, 8% Semillon
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SO exp.
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 25.08.09 - 04.09.09
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 5,4‰
Temperature of fermentation 20°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Aromas of white flower and exotic fruit.

Perfect with

Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.

Awards
Gambero Rosso
89
Gigi Brozzoni
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