Chianti Classico Riserva

 

CLASSIC ELEGANCE

Our Riserva is made from our best Sangiovese grapes. This medium to full-bodied wine shows the elegance and charm of this classic Tuscan grape variety and reveals a finesse that certainly does justice to this historical denomination. Aromas such as cherry, spices, leather and chocolate harmonize perfectly with each other. The Sangiovese matures in tonneaux for 16 months, while the Merlot is matured in barriques. The cuvée matures in the bottle for at least another year after bottling.
Monica Larner noted in the Parker Wine Guide for the 2012 vintage: “A wonderful wine that deserves attention. I am impressed.”

Ideal with: grilled meat, beef and veal roast, stews, grilled fish, pasta and rice dishes. Our favorite with risotto with fresh porcini mushrooms

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 26.08.17 - 23.09.17
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 6,30‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, Sangiovese in tonneaux, Merlot in barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Intense, medium to full-bodied wine. Long bouquet of cherry, black fruit and a continuum of spice, leather, tar and tilled earth. The mouthfeel is equal parts structured, fresh and succulent.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Sommelier Collective
91
Intravino
93
Andrea Gori
Wine Advocate
93+
Monica Larner
Vinous
93
Antonio Galloni
James Suckling
94
James Suckling
WinesCritic.com
95
Raffaele Vecchione
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 13.09.16 - 05.10.16
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 6,20‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, Sangiovese in tonneaux, Merlot in barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Intense, medium to full-bodied wine. Long bouquet of cherry, black fruit and a continuum of spice, leather, tar and tilled earth. The mouthfeel is equal parts structured, fresh and succulent.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
WinesCritic.com
92
Raffaele Vecchione
Wine Spectator
91
Bruce Sanderson
Intravino
92
Andrea Gori
Wein-Plus
92
Marcus Hofschuster
ErGentili
92
Ernesto Gentili
James Suckling
92
James Suckling
Vinous
93
Antonio Galloni
WinesCritic.com
94
Raffaele Vecchione
Wine Advocate
94
Monica Larner
Doctorwine
95
Daniele Cernilli
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 14.09.15 - 04.10.15
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 5,70‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, Sangiovese in tonneaux, Merlot in barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Deep and dark, displays black cherry, blackberry, tar and sweet spice notes. The firm structure supports a long aftertaste.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Falstaff
91
Othmar Kiem
Vinous
91
Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator
92
Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate
92
Monica Larner
Bibenda
5 grappoli
WinesCritic.com
94
Raffaele Vecchione
James Suckling
95
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 14.09.14 - 04.10.14
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,90‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, Sangiovese in tonneaux, Merlot in barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Shows cherry and chocolate character on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, soft tannins and a flavorful finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
I Vini di Veronelli
90
Gigi Brozzoni
Vinous
90
Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator
90
Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate
91
Monica Larner
James Suckling
92
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 12.09.13 - 04.10.13
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,60‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, Sangiovese in tonneaux, Merlot in barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Rich, boasting black cherry, plum and iron flavors matched to dense tannins. Shows intensity and power, with lively acidity driving the long finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Gambero Rosso
3 bicchieri
Elenora Guerini
I Vini di Veronelli
91
Gigi Brozzoni
Wine Spectator
92
Bruce Sanderson
James Suckling
92
James Suckling
Wine Advocate
93
Monica Larner
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 07.09.12 - 05.10.12
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 6‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, Sangiovese in tonneaux, Merlot in barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Blackberry, black cherry and light spice notes on the nose. Tobacco and underbrush elements line the moderate finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Decanter Asia Wine Awards
90
I Vini di Veronelli
90
Gigi Brozzoni
Wine Advocate
90
Monica Larner
Vinous
91
Antonio Galloni
Falstaff
92
Othmar Kiem
James Suckling
92
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 25.08.11 - 27.09.11
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 6‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, Sangiovese in tonneaux, Merlot in barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Flavors of dried cherry, lemon and dried herbs. Full body with fine tannins and a fresh finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Meran Wine Festival
Gold Medal
Helmut Köcher
I Vini di Veronelli
91
Daniel Thomases
Falstaff
91
Othmar Kiem
James Suckling
93
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 06.09.10 - 04.10.10
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 5,8‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Displays cherry, dark berries and licorice character. Full body, firm tannins and a long finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Doctorwine
90
Daniele Cernilli
Wine Spectator
90
Bruce Sanderson
Falstaff
91
Othmar Kiem
Wine Advocate
91
Monica Larner
James Suckling
92
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 26.08.09 - 08.10.09
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,6‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Dark, intense red showing black cherry and black currant flavors, with touches of bittersweet chocolate, accented by tobacco and tea notes. Tight with a long finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Wine Spectator
91
Bruce Sanderson
James Suckling
91
James Suckling
Falstaff
92
Othmar Kiem
Wine Enthusiast
92
Monica Larner
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 03.09.08 - 07.10.08
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,6‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Blueberry and cherry character, with vanilla undertones coming from the aging. Full and fruity.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
I Vini di Veronelli
90
Daniel Thomases
Vinous
91
Antonio Galloni
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 85% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 31.08.07 - 21.09.07
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,6‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Fragrant cherry and black fruit and oak on the nose. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean, fruit and vanilla finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Wine Spectator
88
James Suckling
Vinous
90
Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate
90
Robert Parker
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 85% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 06.09.06 - 04.10.06
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,70‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Notes of crushed blackberry and cherry, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins that turn to vanilla and raspberry on the finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Vinum
17
Vinous
89
Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator
91
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 05.09.05 - 29.09.05
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,60‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Shows aromas of cherry, blackberry, underwood and hints of oak, Full-bodied with a clean finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
I Vini di Veronelli
87
Daniel Thomases
Wine Spectator
87
James Suckling
Enogea
88
Alessandro Masnaghetti
Mondo Wein der Welt
88
Gerhard Eichelmann
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 20.09.04 - 28.10.04
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,60‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Intense wine with flavors of flowers, cherry, ripe berry, black cherry and mineral that hit the palate. Long finish of fruit and oak, with a hint of coffee.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Enogea
88
Alessandro Masnaghetti
Mondo Wein der Welt
88
Gerhard Eichelmann
Wine Spectator
88
James Suckling
Vinum
17
Vinous
89
Antonio Galloni
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 26.08.03 - 19.09.03
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,60‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Intense wine with ripe cherry and plum and earth character. Medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a soft, mineral finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Mondo Wein der Welt
88
Gerhard Eichelmann
I Vini di Veronelli
88
Daniel Thomases
Wine Spectator
88
James Suckling
Falstaff
91
Othmar Kiem
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 12.09.02 - 08.10.02
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,60‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Cherry, black fruit with clean oaky character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a firm finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Wine Spectator
87
James Suckling
Wine Enthusiast
91
Monica Larner
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 10.09.01 - 07.10.01
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13%; total acidity: 5,60‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Ripe cherry and black fruit on the nose, with mineral and spice notes. Medium-bodied and dark, with well-integrated tannins and a fresh, fruity finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Wein Gourmet
89
Gerhard Eichelmann
Luca Maroni
89
Luca Maroni
Wine Spectator
91
James Suckling
Basic Information
Description

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
Soils Castellina: loamy soil - Radda: medium textured with rocky skeleton
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cool winters (also below 0°C) and very warm summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 31.08.00 - 29.09.00
Wine analysis Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,60‰,
Temperature of fermentation 30 - 32 °C
Must contact up to 20 days
Maturing 16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Intense cherry and smoky black fruit, floral and spicy, oaky notes. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long finish.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Awards
Mondo Wein der Welt
88
Gerhard Eichelmann
Wine Advocate
89
Robert Parker
Wine Spectator
89
James Suckling
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