Bragia cru, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese stretches for 6 hectares and the composition of the soil consists of loose clay and sand with many fossils of seashell which bless the wine with a marked elegance.
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 is made after an accurate summer pruning which takes more than a month due to hand picking of different varieties at various time intervals.
After the must is vinified separately into concrete vats the wine is then blended with the correct proportion of different grape varieties which is defined in relation to the quality that the variety themselves reach and is then aged for 12 months in new and used French fine grain 400 liters tonneaux.
“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: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Sangiovese
- Vineyard density: 4800 plants per hectare
- Ageing : 12 months in new and used French 400 lts tonneaux
- Plantation year: 1999
- Training system: spur–pruned cordon
- Altitude: 275-285 mts
- Harvest: manual with selection
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
Decanter 2016 “Focussed and firm with clean, crisp juiciness and lovely fruit clarity. Wild fruit and berries on the crunchy, textured and well-integrated palate.” – 89 points – Decanter 2016
2017 Jancin Robinson 16,5/20 Vintage 2015 Impenetrable dark ruby with the beginning of orange tinges. There is the Sangiovese spirit on the nose, but held back by the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot straightjacket. Complex and herbal. Surprisingly supple without any obvious tannic Cabernet component while Merlot adds a little fruit sweetness. Long and with soft, drying, grainy tannins. (JR) – 16.5/20 – Jancin Robinson