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
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