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Brancaia Chianti Classico 2016

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Full Bodied
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Shows our passion for this territory and expresses all the authentic character of Sangiovese. Matured for 12 months, this easily approachable wine has seducing notes of ripe red fruit and a lively acidity.

RP
90
Brand: Brancaia
Wine: Brancaia Chianti Classico
Grape: Sangiovese
Type: Red Wine
Style: Medium-bodied red
Food Match: Salami, cheese, pasta, poultry and grilled meat
Alcohol: 13%
Bottle Size: 750ml
Region: Tuscany
Country: Italy

It was in 1981, when the Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer fell in love with the at the time abandoned Brancaia estate (Castellina in Chianti) and purchased it. Only two years later, Brancaia made the first rank in an important Chianti Classico tasting and then rapidly gained international recognition.

This lead to a continuous extension of the activities resulting in purchasing the Poppi estate (Radda in Chianti) in 1989, followed in 1998 by the founding of Brancaia in Maremma, only 10km from the Mediterranean coastline.

Since 1998 Barbara Widmer, oenologist and daughter of the founders, has been responsible for the winemaking as well as for the vineyards on all three estates - she thereby relies on the consultancy of the famous oenologist Carlo Ferrini.

Today BRANCAIA is one of Tuscany’s leading wineries, receiving important national and international awards every year. The wines are successfully sold worldwide.

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