Brancaia IL BIANCO is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier. It is a fresh white wine with a fruity bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity.
Denomination IGT Bianco Toscana
Varieties 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Viognier
Vineyards and terroir
Vineyards location 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.
Soils 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
Harvest 23.08.17 - 05.09.17
Wine analysis Alcohol: 12,5%; total acidity: 6,20‰
Temperature of fermentation 16°
Must contact Up to 18 days
Maturing 5 months on the yeast, 1/3 in barrique, 2/3 in stainless steel tanks
Bottle ageing a few months
First year of production 2009
Ageing potential Up to 5 years
Sauvignon aromas pop out with gooseberries and grapefruit. Fresh and quite oily, with a lovely streak of acidity.
Shellfish and fish, mushroom or seafood risotto, pasta and white meat.