Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.
95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Castellina and Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure
230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp.
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
26.08.03 - 19.09.03
Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,60‰,
Temperature of fermentation
30 - 32 °C
up to 20 days
16 months, 1/2 in new barriques, 1/2 in used barriques
8 months minimum
First year of production
up to 15 years
Intense wine with ripe cherry and plum and earth character. Medium-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a soft, mineral finish.
Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.