Brancaia, Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Tuscany

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Sangiovese

  • Grape Blend:

    Sangiovese 80%, Merlot 20%,

  • Winemaker:

    Barbara Widmer

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 - Wine

Tasting Notes

A rich, textured wine with layers of black cherry, blackberry, leather, tobacco and dark chocolate. Smooth and harmonious with a very long finish.

Production Notes

Produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot. The wine ages 16 months in French oak barrels - half of them are new - and matures for a few months in the bottle, prior to release.

Critics Reviews

Wine Advocate 93pt (2013) - The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva hits all the high notes expected of this historic denomination. The wine is brimming with cherry fruit and luscious darkness with spice, leather and unsweetened chocolate. The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot, and the wine is aged in medium toast barrique (both new and neutral) for 16 months. Like the other successful interpretations from this classic vintage, this expression reveals an impressive sense of balance. If I had to make a 2013 Chianti Classico short list, this wine would be on it.

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