Brancaia, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Tuscany

  • ABV:

    14.00%

  • Grape:

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Grape Blend:

    Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Barbara Widmer

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Brancaia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This easily accessible wine is smooth and velvety and has a lasting finish.

Production Notes

The fermentation is 28 days long at 28 degrees.This wine, then, matures 12 months in tonneaux and a few months in the bottle

Critics Reviews

Wine Advocate 91pt (2016) - This wine sees fruit sourced from the warm and sunny Maremma area on coastal Tuscany. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon shows an inky dark appearance with dark garnet color saturation. It offers a fine and chiseled aromatic profile with dark berry fruit followed by spice, anise seeds and an unmistakable balsamic note that reminds me of eucalyptus oil. This is a mid-weight expression of the grape that is both accessible and easy to drink straight out of the gate. It ages in neutral oak for 12 months.

Producer Profile

You will find Brancaia in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, encompassing three estates: Brancaia (Castellina), Poppi (Radda) and Brancaia in Maremma (Grosseto). Brancaia has been owned and operated by Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer since 1981. The estate came to instant fame with its outstanding 1983 Chianti Classico. Since then, through uncompromising dedication to quality, the wines of Brancaia continue to stand out and command the attention and praise of Tuscan wine lovers and international wine critics. In addition to their powerful Chianti Classico, they produce a range of Supertuscans that have garnered cult status. Brancaia are constantly searching for ways to improve their work in the vineyard and the cellar, taking respect for nature as their foundation. They see work in the vineyard as a flow of energy that must be respected to the highest degree. To put this into practice every year in the best possible way, they invest about 450 man hours per hectare with an average yield of 5,500 kg per hectare; quality matters more than quantity.Brancaia work according to the Guidelines for Integrated Production (IP), which permits sustainable conservation of vineyards and also reduces CO2 emissions from vehicles to a minimum. They use only premium packaging materials to ensure optimal storage until it is time to drink and enjoy the wine and avoid "heavy" bottles to minimize the CO2 burden on transport routes