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
07.09.12 - 05.10.12
Alcohol: 13,5%; 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
Blackberry, black cherry and light spice notes on the nose. Tobacco and underbrush elements line the moderate finish.
Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.