Vineyards The vineyard, which gets optimum midday exposure, is located in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy. The grapes are grown in rocky, calcareous soil with tufaceous marl.
Winemaking Fermentation with brief contact with the skins, filtration and storage at 32°F. Refermentation in stainless-steel vats, immediately followed by bottling.
Tasting Notes Color: Festive cranberry.
Bouquet: Aromatic with hints of raspberries, strawberries and rose petals.
Taste: Fresh raspberries, with crisp acidity, enticing the palate with an initial softness, graduating to a clean and dry finish.
Food Pairing Perfect for any occasion. A unique and festive sparkling wine, seductive aperitif, and elegant dessert wine. Pairs well with seafood, cheeses, spicy fare and chocolate. Serve chilled.
Additional Notes This sparkling red wine made from Brachetto d’Acqui in Piedmont, Italy is love at first sip and a perpetual crowd pleaser. Legend has it that both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony sent Brachetto wine as gifts to Cleopatra. In turn, the empress had her lovers drink the wine to unleash their passion.
pair this wine with the following recipes by chef nick stellino: