Bragia cru, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese stretches for 4,5 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, made after an accurate summer pruning, 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
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