Brancaia Chianti Classico DOCG 2013
A great Chianti Classico from one of Tuscany's finest vintages in recent years
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.
"Here's a delicious wine that gives you no room for complaints. The 2013 Chianti Classico is a balanced and fruit-froward red wine to pair with spicy sausage or barbecued chicken."
"Barbara Widmer's Brancaia offers a stunning set of new releases with wines from some of the best recent vintages...If you are a Brancaia fan, as am I, you should not miss these wines."
2013 was a stunning vintage in Tuscany, and this wine is a great example of the quality and expression of fruit that year. The Brancaia Chianti Classico is matured for 12 months, and is an easy, approachable example of Chianti and the Sangiovese grape. It has seducing notes of ripe red fruit and a lively acidity which finishes very smoothly on the palate. Drink now or save for another 5+ years.
|Country Of Origin||Italy|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature|
|Food Pairing||Beef, Game, Italian, Lamb|