Cocchi makes Brachetto d’Acqui after a slow, controlled fermentation of its estate Brachetto grapes in steel tanks. Cocchi Brachetto d’Acqui is drier, higher-acid, and more defined than virtually any other example on the market, but it still has the fun and fruit for accompanying sorbet or cookies.
About Giulio Cocchi Spumanti Srl
Cocchi has produced wine-based aperitifs and traditional Piemontese sparkling wines since 1891. Since 1978, the company has been owned and operated by the Bava Family, themselves renowned producers of sparkling wine in Monferrato and Langhe. Giulio Cocchi was a young and creative pastry chef from Florence, where he worked in a popular bar located in Piazza del Duomo. In the late nineteenth century he moved to Asti, a small but lively town in northwest Italy, not far from Torino, and established himself as a distiller and winemaker. His Barolo Chinato, Aperitivo Americano and vermouths became well known during the Belle Epoque and the Italian Futurist period. By 1913 there were twelve Cocchi tasting Bars in Piemonte. Today the winery maintains its artisan character and follows Giulio’s original recipes to craft the distinctive wines that have made Cocchi a cult name worldwide. In the last 30 years, Cocchi has revived the forgotten wine categories Barolo Chinato and Vermouth di Torino. It was also a leader in establishing the appellation Alta Langa DOCG for traditional Piemontese spumante. Full details
About Brachetto d’Acqui DOCGOften 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.
|Sparkling Wine; Sweet