Alasia Brachetto d’Acqui, 2017

This Piemontese classic is unique - a fragrant and seductive, sweet, lightly fizzy red.


100% Brachetto

SKU: IAR030 Category:
How it's made

The Brachetto varietal may have originated in Provence but today it is grown in much larger quantities in Italy, in particular Piemonte. The Brachetto vine is delicate, giving low yields from which sweet red wines with the color and flavor 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. These south-west facing vineyards are situated at altitudes of 250 and 400m above sea level. The vines have an average age of 20 years old and are grown using the low Guyot trellis system. Soil is limestone clay. The grapes are hand harvested toward the end of August. The crushed grapes are chilled in stainless steel and kept in contact with the skins for 2-3 days. Grapes are pressed in a modern pneumatic press and the must is fermented in a pressurized tank but fermentation is halted to leave 5.5% ABV and approximately 100g/l residual sugar.

Tasting Notes

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.

Food Match

Great aperitif and perfect for a summer's afternoon drink. This wine also pairs well with chocolate desserts and fruit salads.

Allergens

Contains sulfites and no other allergens

ABV

5.50%

Appellation

Aqui

Region / Country

Piemonte, Italy

Winemaker

Claudio Manera

Closure

Cork

Case / Bottle Size

12 x 750ml

Bottle Barcode

8010471001613

Case Weight

37.26lbs.

Case Barcode

8010471060597

Capsule Type

Cork

Pallet Details

55 cases per pallet / 5 layers

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