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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  • Alasia Brachetto Dacqui 2009

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    light, sweet, inexpensive. Read More

    Wine review by megthebride1


  • Coppo Brachetto d'Acqui 2007

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    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


  • Vigne Regali Banfi Brachetto Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG Rosa Regale 2011

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    this DOCG sparkling Italian wine is a garnet red, with nice carbonation,. the nose is very floral, slight fruitiness and has characteristics of sweet red grape nectar. The taste matches the nose being sweet and floral; a touch of fresh very sweet red apple,. definite rose notes, a nice light astringency, quite nice; like a sweet carbonated light... Read More

    Wine review by wine lover77


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Pairing Wine with Desserts


  • Cascina Garitina Niades Brachetto d'Acqui 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by mdorsogna


  • Braida Brachetto d'Acqui 2006

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    A surprise! A light, lightly sweet fizzy red with a bit of depth. Not cloying in any way, this is a perfect wine with lighter cheeses and to get the dinner party started. Read More

    Wine review by zzbear


  • Vigne Regali Banfi Brachetto Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG Rosa Regale 2007

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    Always a hit when I give it away to my friends! A definite must with chocolate. Great for Valentines Day with a box of chocolate! Read More

    Wine review by babies24me


  • Banfi Rosa Regale 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by WillMartin


  • Marenco Brachetto d'Acqui 2010

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    Wine is not good Friends ;) Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Marenco Brachetto d'Acqui 2010

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    Wine review by edo124


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