Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Sémillon. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.
IGT Bianco Toscana
90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Gewürztraminer & Semillon, 5% Viognier
Vineyards and terroir
Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Maremma.
Vineyards elevation and exposure
Chianti: 230 - 400 mt a.s.l.; S-SW exp; Maremma: 75-175 mt a.s.l.; W-SW exp.
Castellina in Chianti: loamy; Radda in Chianti: medium textured with rocky skeleton; Maremma: sandy loamy, with two-thirds sand and one-third silt and clay.
Climate and microclimate
Chianti: continental climate, with cold winters (temperatures below 0° C) and very hot summers. Maremma: mediterranean climate with very hot summers and very mild winters.
Vinification and aging
20.08.12 - 24.08.12
Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 5,75‰
Temperature of fermentation
Up to 18 days
5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
a few months
First year of production
Up to 5 years
Hints of white pepper and sliced lemons. Medium body with good acidity and a fruity clean finish.
Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.