Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.
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
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.
Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.