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Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG

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Categories: Sparkling Wine

Often regarded as the red wine cousin of Moscato d’Asti, Brachetto d’Acqui is a lightly sweet, sparkling wine produced from vines grown in the limestone and clay "calcario" marl found in Asti and Alessandria (particularly around the communes of Strevi and Acqui Terme, which lends the appellation its name). Like Moscato d’Asti, it is produced by a version of the charmat method (cuve close), which is perfectly suited to producing the delicate rose petal notes, playful frizzante mousse and fresh raspberry and black cherry character associated with sparkling Brachetto. DOCG rules specify that Brachetto d’Acqui exceeds a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume; 6-7% abv is typical. Like all charmat method sparkling wines, Brachetto d’Acqui is not meant for aging and should be consumed as young as possible.