alasia brachetto d'acqui | sweet red wine | lightfoot wines

Alasia Brachetto D’acqui

┬áThe Brachetto vine is delicate, giving low yields from which sweet red wines with the colour and flavour of strawberries are produced. The grapes for Alasia Brachetto d’Acqui are sourced from vineyards in the Monferrato hills in the south of the province of Asti.

The grapes are hand harvested toward the end of August, crushed and then chilled in stainless steel. The juice is kept in contact with the skins for 2-3 days to extract some flavour and tannin. They are then pressed and fermented in a pressurised tank, but fermentation is halted to leave 5.5% ABV and a generous amount of residual sugar.

Tasting notes

Bright and aromatic with fresh crushed raspberries, violets and dried rose petals. The palate is juicy and lightly sparkling, and bursting with fresh grape and red berry fruit. The sweetness is perfectly balanced by mouth-watering acidity and a delicately fragrant finish.

 

Awards

2017 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

Silver

£10.25 75cl 5.5%

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