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Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG

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Tasting Notes

Brachetto is a delightfully sparkling, pleasantly surprising red wine from the region of Acqui in Southern Piedmont. Brachetto has wonderful aromas of black raspberry and black cherry and notes of flowers such as violets. The wine is medium-bodied, with a trace of sweetness, lightly sparkling (what the Italians call frizzante) and a very low alcohol content.

The moderate degree of alcohol along with the fresh, fruity, floral aromas deliver a wine that is perfect with fresh fruit (especially strawberries) or chocolate desserts or simply as an after-dinner treat. Enjoy well chilled.

 

Winery

Castel Boglione

Region

Piemonte

Varietal

100% Brachetto

Location of Vineyards

Selected vineyards in the Acqui area

Orientation

East / South-East

Altitude

ranging from 200 to 400 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Calcareous clay

Type of Cultivation

Guyot

Vinification

Grapes are harvested by hand during the month of September. Fermentation takes place in pressurized tanks at controlled temperature with added yeasts. The alcoholic fermentation is interrupted by lowering the temperature, thus killing the yeasts and later filtered to remove them. The resulting sparkle is subtle (maximum total pressure is 1.7 bars) and the wine retains the natural sweetness of the grapes.

Alcohol Content

5%

Total Production

6,000 bottles

Oenologist

Claudio Manera