The Brancaia Chianti Classico aims to express both authentic Sangiovese and the Classico terroir of Chianti. Matured for 12 months, the wine is so approachable showing pure red fruit and lively fresh acidity. Not just a great introduction to Brancaia, but to Sangiovese and Chianti Classico as well.
"Aromas of raspberries, walnuts and crushed hazelnuts. Medium to full body, soft and ripe tannins and a beautiful, clean finish."
92 points, JamesSuckling.com (September 2018)
"100% Sangiovese. Aged in stainless steel (66%) and in concrete tanks (33%) for 12 months.
Mid to light cherry red. Seductive cherry aroma but also some spice and a more savoury edge – classic unoaked Sangiovese. Initial impression is straightforward fruit but there’s a real purity here, giving finesse and persistence. Elegant and finely textured."
17 points, JancisRobinson.com (September 2018)
"Just mid ruby. Ripe yet subtle and still a little backward on the nose and with hints of exotic spice. A little reluctant on the palate, too, with elegant cherry fruit. Youthful and with plenty of bitter-sweet powdery tannins..."
17 points, JancisRobinson.com (February 2018)
"Brancaia owns vineyards in two areas. Their Castellina-in-Chianti plots range from 200-250 metres above sea level, while holdings in Radda sit at elevations up to 420 metres. Blending the two, the annata is aged in a combination of stainless steel and cement. Aromas are discreet but pure, with red cherry and raspberry showing through. The tannins have a firm edge and the acidity is exhilaratingly racy. Pleasant, bitter citrus peel adds complexity and stimulates the appetite."
90 points, Michaela Morris (February 2018)