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.