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
25.08.11 - 27.09.11
Alcohol: 14%; total acidity: 6‰,
Temperature of fermentation
30 - 32 °C
up to 20 days
16 months, Sangiovese in tonneaux, Merlot in barriques
8 months minimum
First year of production
up to 15 years
Flavors of dried cherry, lemon and dried herbs. Full body with fine tannins and a fresh finish.
Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.