Basic Information

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.

Denomination DOCG
Varieties 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti
Vineyards elevation and exposure 230 - 400 mt a.s.l-; S-SO exp
Soils Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton.
Climate and microclimate Continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers.
Vinification and aging
Harvest 20.09.21 - 01.10.21
Wine analysis Alcohol: 14,5%; total acidity: 6,40‰
Temperature of fermentation 30-32C°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 16 months, Sangiovese in tonneaux, Merlot in barriques
Bottle ageing 8 months minimum
First year of production 1982
Ageing potential Up to 15 years
Tasting notes
Tasting note

Intense, medium to full-bodied wine. Long bouquet of cherry, black fruit and a continuum of spice, leather, tar and tilled earth. The mouthfeel is equal parts structured, fresh and succulent.

Perfect with

Grilled meat, roast or braised beef and veal, stewed dishes, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong tasting sauces.

Raffaele Vecchione
Marcus Hofschuster
Andrea Gori
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