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 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
Fragrant cherry and black fruit and oak on the nose. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean, fruit and vanilla finish.
Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.