Brancaia Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Tuscany, Italy 2013

Brancaia made one of the most beautiful Chianti Classico’s in this great vintage. We loved their Super Tuscan Ilatraia and this wine doesn’t disappoint either. The wine is intense and warm with a freshness of a good amount of acidity.

The wine is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes from Brancaia vineyards and then blended with a touch of Merlot. The wine ages 16 months in French oak barrels - half of them are new - and matures for a few months in the bottle, prior to release. Beautiful wine!

Drink now- 2027

Type: Red Producer: Brancaia Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG Vintage: 2013 Grape: Sangiovese Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 13,5% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(€28,53 / liter)


93 points, Monica Larner for Robert Parker - 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 shortlist, this wine would be on it.

 92 Points, Wine Spectator - 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

 92 points, James Suckling