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Alasia Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG

2017

In a Nutshell

A fragrant and seductive, sweet, lightly fizzy red.

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.

Production Notes

The Brachetto varietal may have originated in Provence, but today it is grown in much larger quantities in Italy, in particular in Piemonte. The Brachetto vine is delicate, giving low yields from which sweet red wines with the colour and flavour 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 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 pnuematic press and the must is fermented in a pressurised tank, but fermentation is halted to leave 5.5% ABV and approximately 100g/l residual sugar.

Grape Blend

100%

Brachetto

Producer - Araldica

Araldica is Piemonte’s most progressive co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d’Asti territory. Here they work with 230 grower members to source quality grapes from around 690ha of vineyards.

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Alasia Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG

Detailed Information

Type

Dessert Wine

Country

Italy

Region

Piedmont

Vintage

2017

Size

0.75L

ABV

05.5%

Grape

Brachetto

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£8.80

Press Quotes & Awards

Silver Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

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