Ep 197 - Brachetto d'Acqui


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This week we are talking about Brachetto d’Acqui. Brachetto d’Acqui is a DOCG in the Piedmont wine region of Northwest Italy.

Wine Recommendations

Risata Brachetto d’Acqui 2016 - priced around $16.

  • Risata is a larger producer in the area - in fact they produce the #1 seller of Moscato d’Asti in America
  • Aromas of candied red berries and orange
  • It’s sweet with medium plus body, medium acidity with flavors of red berries and apricot preserves
  • This wine has enough acidity to stand up to the sweetness but not syrupy
  • It’s very lively, bright and a real treat
  • It paired well with dark chocolate so this wine can handle more intensely flavored desserts

Rinaldi Brachetto d’Acqui 2016 - priced around $30

  • This sweet wine has aromas of black cherries and strawberries
  • It’s medium body, medium acidity and flavors of dried apricot and red berries
  • This wine was lighter in flavor, more delicate than the previous wine
  • We would recommend pairing with milk chocolate, fruit tarts and creme brulee.


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