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Jacopo Biondi Santi

Braccale IGT

From the splendid and untainted nature of Castello di Montepo comes this new wine of Jacopo Biondi Santi: a subtle balance between the austerity of traditional Sangiovese BBS11 and the roundness of Merlot, perfectly adapted to the Maremma.

  • Area of Production: Scansano (Grosseto) Tuscany - Italy
  • Composition of the soil: "Galestro" of eocenic origin
  • Exposure of the vineyards: West, South-West
  • Age of the vineyards: From 10 to 15 years
  • Altitude: Between 300 and 450 meters a.s.l.
  • Harvest: Middle of September for Merlot and beginning of October for Sangiovese
  • Vinification: Separately for each grape variety, with a long lasting maceration (10 days) including the malolactic fermentation
  • Refinement: Maturation for 10 months in French barriques of Tronçais woods
  • Blending for about 6 months in stainless steel containers
  • Grape: Sangiovese grosso BBS11 80% - Merlot 20%

Organoleptic characteristics:

  • Color: Intense ruby with purple reflections
  • Nose: Elegant and complex, with intense smells of red fruit and notes of spices and flowers
  • Palate: The great roundness of Merlot meets the delicacy of Sangioveseand gives persistence and contemporaneously an extraordinary tannicity
  • Pare with: All first courses of the Tuscan tradition, second courses of white meat, neat stewed fish, or medium aged cheeses

Chemical analysis:

  • Alcohol ml/100 ml: 13.92
  • Residual sugars g/l: 1.60
  • Total dry extract g/l: 32.30
  • Total acidity g/l: 5.40
  • Total SO2 mg/l: 70.00

Awards of Braccale 2010: Gilbert & Gaillard - 84/100

Region Toscana

Grapes Used: Sangiovese Grosso 80%

Merlot 20%