Sparkling wine Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG, 2011
Reviews of purchase Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG, 2011
Wine of bright ruby red color with light purple reflections.
Taste wines delicate, rounded, moderately sweet, with good acidity and a long berry aftertaste.
The rich and elegant aroma of the wine reveals notes of raspberry, cherry, rose petals and light nuances of spices.
The wine is perfect as an aperitif or accompaniment strawberries and wild berries. It goes well with traditional tarts with fruits and berries, Christmas cakes, as well as dark chocolate.
Brachetto d'Akui - the perfect dessert wine from a small and little-known region of Piedmont. History Brachetto, according to legend, dates back to the Roman era, when the ancient historians, describing the life and habits of the inhabitants of Gaul, first mentioned in a sweet aromatic wine "Il Vinum Akueneze" as a favorite wine of the patricians, is also considered an aphrodisiac. Grapes for wine Brachetto d'Acqui is grown on 30-year-old vines on the slopes of the well-lit hills to the south and south-east exposure. The grapes are harvested by hand in September and October. Before fermentation is carried out cold maceration for 36-48 hours. Upon reaching 3% of the primary alcohol fermentation is stopped by lowering the temperature to -4 ° C. Secondary fermentation takes place in akratoforah (closed steel tanks). Before bottling is made easy filtering. Then the wine is aged in bottles for a few weeks.
Background of Braida began as a story about a village nickname. Family legend has it that someone loved Giuseppe Bologna on Saturday to play the game "stretchbol", popular in Piedmont. His comrades on Saturday "sport" called him for this hobby Bryden. In those days, the profession Giuseppe Bologna was wheelwright and traditional grape varieties for the area he grew Barbera to entertain friends delicious homemade wine.
His son - Giacomo Bologna inherited from his father and a vineyard, and a nickname, and the love of wine. Giacomo Bologna is famous, above all, the fact that thanks to him, it became clear - Piedmont Barbera variety can serve as a basis for creating the greatest wines in the world. Today Barbera - one of the most common varieties of the region. As the son of a winemaker, Giacomo Bologna created in 1961, a small company in the province of Asti Braida, in Piedmont. By the early 80s the company has already produced three star wine "Uchellone" "Bricaud della Bigotta" and "Ai Suma". Thanks to the care of plants and aging in small French barriques, Bologna was able to shake the wine world, creating a rich and complex wines from varieties that were previously considered only subsidiary. Today the company is successfully managing Anna - Giacomo's widow and children - Raffaella and Giuseppe.