La Braccesca estate’s property extends over an area of 508 hectares (1255 acres), of which 340 hectares (840 acres) are planted with vines. Two very different personalities live side by side in complete harmony: the traditional Nobile di Montepulciano and the innovative Syrah in Cortona, an emerging wine producing area with great potential.
The estate’s name comes from the historical farm that once stood there, owned by the Count of Bracci, whose coat of arms appears on the estate’s logo; an arm covered with armor brandishing a sword. Marchesi Antinori has owned the estate since 1990.
340 hectares (840 acres) of vineyards are divided into two main blocks; the first is 237 hectares (586 acres) and is located on the border between the cities of Montepulciano and Cortona, the other is comprised of 103 hectares (255 acres) that extend all the way to Montepulciano encompassing three of the best known parcels for producing great red wines: Cervognano, Santa Pia and Gracciano.
Syrah vineyards grow on the slopes just under Cortona in soils that have a good mixture of clay and loam and enjoy a dry arid climate: a perfect terroir to best express their full potential.
The aging cellars, built completely underground, have two separate areas designed for barrel and barrique storage.
A visit to the La Braccesca estate takes guests through a wine and food experience surrounded by the breathtaking vineyards at the foot of the city of Cortona on a journey to discover everything this historic territory has to offer.
Traditional Nobile di Montepulciano and Innovative Syrah from Cortona