Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.
80% Sangiovese, 20% 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
26.08.09 - 08.10.09
Alcohol: 13,5%; total acidity: 5,6‰,
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
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.
Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.