Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia and Poppi and then blended with a touch of Merlot.
Pair with grilled meats, beef and veal roasts, stews, grilled fish and pasta dishes with strong sauces.
"The 2008 Chianti Classico flows from the glass with dark cherries, sweet French oak, new leather and earthiness. This is a rich, bold style of Chianti Classico with tons of fruit – especially for the vintage – supported by French oak, but everything comes together beautifully in the glass. Readers should not expect much in the way of Sangiovese character (the addition of Merlot seems on the generous side), but it is impossible to find fault with the wine's overall balance and poise."
The Wine Advocate