Brachetto d'Acqui Wine

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Brachetto d’Acqui is a sweet, pink-red sparkling wine produced in Piedmont, Italy. The wine was made famous in the 17th/18th century Commedia dell’Arte (Comedy in Masks). The character Gianduja di Gioan d’laduja (Giovanni of the jug, a.k.a. “the wino”) would swig this wine from a jug, and it supposedly kept up his fanciful spirits as long as he had it available. 
The wine is kept in small production, produced near the town of Acqui Terme in 18 communes within the Asti province (most notably in Nizza Monferrato) and 8 within Alessandria (most notably Acqui). It’s based on the Brachetto grape, which producers limit to growing in only marl and calcareous clay soils. 
The wine is macerated with skins for a period of about 2 days, which gives it the characteristic pinky-red hue, and allows some tannin balance to round out its naturally sweet flavors. It is bottled for about 3 months before release. This lightly sparkling wine has Read more »

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  • Hello BEAWINEBOSS Welcome to the club :-)The only "sweet" red wines I can think of are:(light & fizzy) Labrusco, Brachetto D'Acqui(medium-bodied) Recioto Della Valpolicella(fortified) Port, Banyluls, Maury, Tawny Port, Vin Santo RossoI'm sure there are more, I haven't delved into red sweet wines as of yet. If you know of anymore pass along your ... Read More

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  • Brachetto d'Acqui Neirano NV


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Weird thread to revive. Twice no less!Anyhow, I suppose the OP and the other poster won't be around again. Too bad. Tokaj is the region, Tokaji means roughly "from the region of Tokaj". Pronunciation is the same. Tokay is a British bastardization of the word and Tocai an Italian one, which they are no longer allowed to use under the EU rules, ju... Read More

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  • Becky - a completely uscientific and generally random attempt is probably the best way to approach learning most things. Go for it.I imagine there may be slim pickings in Fargo, as there are in many places, and I don't know what the shipping laws are in ND, but you might be able to expand your tastings quite a bit by ordering on line. Best deal ... Read More

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  • Marenco Brachetto d'Acqui 2014


    Great wine if you are looking for a sweet refreshing wine. Read More

    Wine review by stachlaw

  • La Gironda Brachetto d'Acqui 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui 2007


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    Wine review by erickafilm

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui 2007


    Extremely fruity nose, blackberry, strawberry; pretty straightforward. Fun taste, sweet and slightly fizzy. This wine would be easy to guzzle. Read More

    Wine review by johanna83

  • Coppo Brachetto d'Acqui 2007


    A favorite of ours for a decade - happy to see them still in production. A very smooth sparkling wine that pairs wonderfully with Pork Roast. Hints of fresh strawberry and raspberries, with a smooth, "creamy" feel on the palate. Excellent sparkling wine - a steal actually. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Most of the time, I choose to drink my dessert - that is, I'll have a glass of Sauternes all alone instead of partnering it with a lemon tart or some other delicious treat to end to a meal. Sometimes, though, I really like to play with pairing dessert with wine.Opinions about how to do this are often split - many refuse to pair a sweet wine with... Read More

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