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Brachetto

Brachetto is a red grape variety, native to Piedmont, Italy. It is most commonly used to make the well-known sweet sparkling wine, Brachetto d'Acqui.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Brachetto is a dark-skinned grape, which gives the wine a vibrant deep pink color. Its wines are fragrant, fruity and moderately sweet, with intense notes of rose, strawberry and raspberry. On the palate, they are light-bodied, low in alcohol, with low tannins and a bright, fresh acidity.

Fresh Brachetto grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Brachetto is mostly grown in the Piedmont region of Italy. However, it is also grown in other Italian regions, such as Emilia-Romagna. It is also found in California, Australia, and Argentina. Brachetto is a low-yielding variety and can be difficult to grow. It is generally grown in small yields and needs good drainage and some protection from strong winds. The grapes are usually harvested late in the season, when they are fully ripe. Brachetto is the only grape variety used to make the sparkling wine Brachetto d'Acqui and rarely used in blend. The region of Piedmont is renowned for producing the finest examples of Brachetto. Here, the wines are light and aromatic, with a slightly sweet, fruity character. They are usually made in a sparkling style, both frizzante and spumante, with a deep pink colour and fine bubbles. Brachetto pairs well with light, fruity desserts, soft cheeses, fruit tarts and puddings. It also works well with spicy dishes, such as Indian curries.

Foods to pair with Brachetto:

Salad
Fun Fact about Brachetto
According to legend, Brachetto was the wine that Marc Antony and Julius Caesar presented to Cleopatra in order to gain her favor.

Top Wines with Brachetto

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Stella Rosa Black

Stella Rosa

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Stella Rosa Black is a delightful red wine that offers a unique and captivating experience. Crafted with care, this wine is produced in a renowned appellation known for its exceptional vineyard features. The winemaking process involves a meticulous selection of grapes, ensuring the highest quality. The result is a wine with a rich and velvety texture, complemented by intense flavors of ripe blackberries and dark cherries. Its luscious sweetness is perfectly balanced, making it a versatile choice for any occasion. Stella Rosa Black embodies elegance and sophistication, making it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts seeking a truly memorable experience.
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Malvirà Birbet

Malvirà

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Malvirà Birbet is a delightful sparkling wine produced in the Piedmont region of Italy. It hails from the Roero appellation, known for its exceptional vineyard features. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting the best grapes and employing traditional methods to create a unique and refreshing style. Malvirà Birbet is characterized by its vibrant red color and lively effervescence. It offers a delightful bouquet of red berries and floral notes, with a hint of sweetness on the palate. This wine is perfect for those seeking a light and fruity option, making it an ideal choice for casual gatherings or as an aperitif.
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Braida Brachetto d'Acqui

Braida

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Braida Brachetto d'Acqui is a delightful sparkling wine produced by the renowned Italian winery Braida. This wine comes from the Brachetto d'Acqui appellation, located in the Piedmont region of Italy. The vineyards are situated on hilly terrain, with soils rich in limestone and clay, providing ideal growing conditions for the Brachetto grape variety. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of the grapes, followed by a gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine is a beautiful shade of ruby red, with aromas of fresh berries and a hint of rose petals. On the palate, it is sweet and refreshing, with a delicate effervescence that makes it perfect for any occasion.
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Bera Brachetto

Bera

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Bera Brachetto is a delightful wine produced by the Bera family in the Piedmont region of Italy. The wine is made from the Brachetto grape, which is grown in the family's vineyards located in the Asti appellation. The vineyards are situated on steep hillsides, which provide excellent drainage and exposure to the sun, resulting in grapes with intense flavors and aromas. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of the grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine is a beautiful shade of pink, with a delicate and refreshing flavor profile that is perfect for any occasion. Bera Brachetto is a great choice for those who enjoy a light and fruity wine with a touch of sweetness.
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Sottimano Maté

Sottimano

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Sottimano Maté is a premium red wine produced by the Sottimano family in the Piedmont region of Italy. The wine is made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Maté vineyard, which is known for its unique soil composition and favorable microclimate. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels for several months. The resulting wine is characterized by its intense ruby color, complex aromas of red fruits and spices, and a full-bodied, velvety texture. Sottimano Maté is a perfect example of the high-quality wines that can be produced in the Piedmont region, and is a must-try for any wine enthusiast.
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