Brancaia Il Bianco (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    White Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2022

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Sub-Region

    RaddaLa Maremma

  • Grape

    Sauvignon BlancViognier

  • Farming Method

    OrganicAll of our products that are tagged with the term Organic are either organic certified or organic practicing. Learn More

  • ABV

    12.5%

  • Food Pairing

    ThaiCold SaladsSeafood

Purchased in 1981 by Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer, the original estate sitting atop the Brancaia hill, it was initially a place for their family to visit on holiday. The 20 ha site sported a house in desperate need of renovations and 4 ha of vineyards; a well-protected plot surrounding by deep woods, free from any neighbouring vineyards that have been sprayed with chemicals.

After their Chianti Classico (1983) won a blind tasting in 1986, it wasn’t soon after that the Widmer’s bought 53 ha more, located in Radda. During that time, their famous Il Blu was produced- a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. This blend didn’t meet the requirements and/or guidelines to be classified as Chianti Classico and the Widmer family found themselves part of the Super Tuscan movement, a label eventually granted by the Italian government in 1992 known as: Toscana IGT.

Tasting Notes

Much more Sauvignon Blanc character comes through than Viognier. Fruity with plenty of dried-apples, mangoes and pineapple. Medium body and bright acidity with a fresh finish. Pair with anything from lobster to seafood chowder to scallops or even spicy Thai food.

Method

Made up of 90% Sauvignon and 10% Viognier, the grapes are sourced from all three Brancaia estates (Castellina, Radda, and Maremma), harvested between end of August and mid-September in the early hours of the morning so that they get into the cellar nice and cool.  Spontaneous fermentation occurs after about 12 hours of skin contact at 16 degrees C after.  No malolactic fermentation.  The wine rests for 5 months on the yeast; 1/3 in barrique and 2/3 in stainless steel. It rests for a few months further before release.

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