The Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 Brancaia is a beautiful wine that does a great job of putting together the many and varied components of what makes a Chianti Classico great in one bottle. The wine is balanced and intense with a bouquet that begins with black fruit and then fades into a continuum of spices, leather, tar and earth. In the mouth it is structured, fresh and delicious. The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot.
Brancaia’s history is relatively recent. It dates back to the early eighties when the Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer fell in love with the Chianti hills and decided to buy an abandoned farm just outside Castellina in Chianti: Brancaia.
The success of the wines of this estate was almost immediate and hence the need to invest in nearby Radda in Chianti, in the locality of Poppi and subsequently also in Maremma not far from the Tuscan coast.
The passion of the Widmer family was soon transmitted to their daughter Barbara who, after studying oenology, personally follows and directs the company.
The identity of Brancaia wines is very precise. Its fans appreciate it for its well-ripened fruit and clean aromas, the delicacy of the sip, always present in the simplest wines and the important structure in the most ambitious wines.