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Brachetto is a red Italian wine grape variety grown predominantly in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. Its production falling within an area of the provinces of Asti and Alessandria between the rivers Bormida and Belbo plus various parts of the province of Cuneo. At Canelli, on the border between the hills of Asti and the Langhe proper, the grape is known as Borgogna. Brachetto tend to produce light-bodied, highly aromatic wines with distinctive notes of wild raspberries, black berries and rose petals are frequently used to describe the profound scent. The wine is best consumed in its youth, and is typically served slightly chilled

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2015 Traversa Giuseppe Brachetto Doc 2015 Traversa Giuseppe Brachetto Doc

Producer: Traversa
Vintage: 2015
Region: Piemonte
Sub-Region: Brachetto DOC
Varietal: Brachetto
Color: Red

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Brachetto Grapes

The most notable wine here is the red Brachetto d'Acqui Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) which is made in both still and spumante (fully sparkling) versions. The Piemonte Brachetto Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC), also a red wine, is made with a minimum of 85% Brachetto; it is usually still, but may be frizzante (lightly sparkling). The grape is also used for up to 10% of the blend for the Ruché-based Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato DOC.

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