This Piemontese classic is unique – a fragrant and seductive, sweet, lightly fizzy red.
The Brachetto variety may have originated in Provence, but today it is grown in much larger quantities in Italy, in particular in Piemonte. The Brachetto vine is delicate, giving low yields from which sweet red wines with the colour and flavour of strawberries are produced. The grapes for Alasia Brachetto d’Acqui are sourced from vineyards in the Monferrato hills in the south of the province of Asti. Grapes are pressed in a modern pnuematic press and the must is fermented in a pressurised tank, but fermentation is halted to leave 5.5% ABV and approximately 100g/l residual sugar (a dry wine would have less than 8g/l).
Delicately aromatic with aromas of fresh crushed raspberries and rose petals. The palate is lightly sparkling and grapey with fresh red berry fruit. The sweetness is perfectly balanced by mouth-watering acidity and a juicy finish. Great aperitif, and perfect for a summers’ afternoon drinking. The ideal match for fresh fruit salads.
Grape Variety: 100% Brachetto