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Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2013

80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot. Made 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. Awards: 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 James Suckling, 92 Wine Spectator.

 Producer Brancaia
 Region Chianti
 Country Italy
 Varietals SangioveseMerlot
 Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2013

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About the Producer

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Brancaia

Radda in Chianti, Siena, Italy Radda in Chianti, Siena, Italy

The History 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...

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