Braquet is a unique grape variety from the regions of Bellet, Nice, Grasse and Cannes, where it was already mentioned in 1783-4. It has a deep, dark colour and a distinctive, powerful aroma. It is used to make full-bodied, tannic red wines with intense flavours of black cherry, plum, and spices.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Fresh Braquet grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Braquet is a mid-ripening variety which can thrive in hot, dry conditions. Braquet is most commonly found in the Provence region of France, where it is used to produce light-bodied, red wines in blends. The variety is aromatic, often floral, but low in colour, which is probably why the rare varietal wines are rosés. Braquet is a natural match for moderately heavy dishes such as stews and mature cheeses.

Foods to pair with Braquet:

Fun Fact about Braquet
Braquet Blanc de Nice is a white mutation of Braquet Noir.

Top Wines with Braquet

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