2015 Brancaia Chianti Classico

Sangiovese Blend

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG

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Community Tasting Note

  • Eriklainen wrote:

    January 28, 2018 - Such a disappointment. There is an impurity in the nose that, at best, could be described as oaky vanilla but just doesn't do it for me. Fine, cherries aplenty - but it doesn't make up for the impure nose. Lost interest at once and turned the rest of the bottle into a red wine sauce to go along with the fish, which was a task this bottle was up to. Tried the Brancaia Tre before and that was, if possible, worse. I think I like Chiantis but I don't like this. Brancaia - lost faith in the producer.

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  • jrick commented:

    7/27/18, 2:34 AM - Just as an input, this wine is aged purely in stainless steel so can’t be oaky.

  • Eriklainen commented:

    7/27/18, 4:45 AM - Thanks for feedback. Makes me wonder where the vanilla tones emergen from...

  • joostentamara commented:

    8/5/18, 1:08 AM - My information is that this producer uses barriques to vinificate all his Chianti Classico's (Gambero Rosso 2018) instead of the bigger wooden barrels for making more classical wines. I don't know how relaible this source is but when I tasted the wine I found the same woody taste.
    I wonder what make people say it is all ferrmented in stainless steel. Was it ithe winemaker himself who told that?

  • jrick commented:

    8/5/18, 1:48 AM - According to the Swedish importer Johan Lidby Vinhandel the vinification is in concrete and aging is in 1/3 concrete and 2/3 stainless steel. For this vintage specifically.

    This is also what is said on Brancaia’s own website

  • joostentamara commented:

    8/6/18, 3:28 AM - Ok. Thanks. That is clear.

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