Brachetto d'Acqui (Italy)

Brachetto is a red Italian wine grape from Piemonte.

In Piemonte, the grape is vinified as semi sparkling red wine (Frizzante), much like Lambrusco, a sparkling wine (Spumante), a Rosé wine, and as a dessert wine (Passito).

This card describes the Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG Rosso (Frizzante).

Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG

Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG is produced around Acqui Terme in Piemonte.

Brachetto got the DOCG status in 1996 (DOC in 1969).

Rosso, Spumante, and Passito must contain a minimum of 100% Brachetto grapes

Rosso must have an alcohol level of 11.5%.

Spumante cannot exceed 2.5 atmospheres pressure.

Passito grapes must be dried to achieve a potential alcohol level of 15.5%