Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
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This wine aims to tap the full potential of the Sangiovese grape, offering wine lovers an uncompromising quality product of this variety typical of its terroir. Food Pairing: Grilled meats, beef and veal roasts, stews, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong sauces.
The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva hits all the high notes expected of this historic denomination. The wine is brimming with cherry fruit and luscious darkness with spice, leather and unsweetened chocolate. The blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot, and the wine is aged in medium toast barrique (both new and neutral) for 16 months. Like the other successful interpretations from this classic vintage, this expression reveals an impressive sense of balance. If I had to make a 2013 Chianti Classico short list, this wine would be on it.
Rich, boasting black cherry, plum and iron flavors matched to dense tannins. Shows intensity and power, with lively acidity driving the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2022. 500 cases imported.
A blend of Sangiovese and 20% Merlot, this offers aromas of red currant, espresso, aromatic herb and French oak. The taut palate shows tart red cherry, coffee, toast, star anise and powdered sage while close-grained tannins leave an astringent, mouth-puckering finish.
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