Bragia

Bragia

Toscana I.G.T

Bragia, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese comes from a 4,5 hectares estate’ s plot, planted in 1999, at 275 m asl; the composition of the soil consists of loose clay from Pliocene era and sands.

The vision behind Bragia wine is to challenge our terroir with international varieties while maintaining Sangiovese grapes in order to keep our Tuscan roots.

Each harvest, made after an accurate summer pruning, takes more than a month due to hand picking of different varieties at various time intervals.

Each variety is vinified separately into concrete vats where malolactic fermentation takes place too; successively the wine is blended with the proportion of different varieties which is defined in relation to the quality that the variety themselves reach and is then aged for 12/14 months in French barrels of different age and volume.

Bragia” quoted in the “Divine Comedy” by Dante is an ancient Italian term of charcoal fire referred to the eyes of Charon, the ferryman of Hades who carried souls of the newly deceased across the hell river Acheron.

  • Grapes: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese
  • Vineyard density: 4800 plants per hectare
  • Ageing : 12/14 months in new and used French barrique and tonneaux
  • Plantation year:  1999
  • Training system: spur–pruned cordon
  • Altitude: 275-285 mts
  • Harvest: manual with selection
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James Suckling 92/100  “Dark plums, dried herbs, cedar and vanilla. Full body, firm and grippy tannins and a chewy finish. This needs time. Drink in 2021 . A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot”JS’18

BRAGIA 92 PTS

 

Lustrous deep Ruby. Enticing lifted nose of black forest fruit that is savoury rather than sweet and with spicy top notes with a suggestion of bell pepper. Supple and elegant palate with fine tannins and great balance.  An impressive effort for the torid 2017 vintage.  17/20 Walter Speller  www.JancisRobinson.com