Brancaia, Il Bianco 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Tuscany

  • ABV:

    12.50%

  • Grape:

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Grape Blend:

    Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Viognier 10%,

  • Winemaker:

    Barbara Widmer

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Brancaia Il Bianco 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Brancaia Il Bianco is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc with some Viognier. It is a fresh white wine with a floral bouquet. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity. It matures for five months on yeasts.

Production Notes

Vinified at 16 deg. in stainless steel tanks and matured for 5 months on the lees to add body and flavour. Not having accomplished the malolactic fermentation, this wine shows a fresh acidity. Maturity: 1/3 in barrique 2/3 in stainless steel tank.

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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