In the glass the wine displays a dusty deep red cherry color core that is somewhat transparent and bordered by a medium width salmon pink rim. On the nose the aromas are pronounced fresh floral (undefined) notes with hints of pine forest and black licorice/anise. On the palate the wine is dry, light to medium bodied, mouth-watering acidity along with a medium level of firm tannins. The flavors are a light intensity of cedar, raspberry and leather combining in complexity. The finish is clean with a short length of lingering flavors similar to the palate (cedar, raspberry, leather)
|Varied pastas, white roast or sautéed meat, white poultry, fried or grilled fish.
|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.
Since 2002 Martin Kronenberg has directed the estates together with Barbara while being responsible for the management and the worldwide distribution.
Today BRANCAIA is one of Tuscany’s leading wineries, receiving important national and international awards every year. The wines are successfully sold worldwide.