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alternative names: Borgogna growing locations: Italy: Piedmont aromas: Strawberry, orange, cranberry, fruit punch
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Brachetto

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Brachetto is made in both still and lightly sparkling versions, as Brachetto DOC and Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG. The still wine is most often dry; the sparkling wine is light bodied, medium dry and aromatic, comparable to a red Moscato d’Asti.

growing conditions

The steeply sloped hills of the upper Monferrato in northern Italy’s Piedmont region have soil that is especially fertile and suited to Brachetto, particularly the clay of Nizza Monferrato and the sand and silt of Acqui.

origin and history

Brachetto was once thought to be the French grape Braquet; research now has shown that the two are distinct varieties.

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