A grape that produces a truly distinctive red wine that is a treasure to behold but seldom seen outside of Italy. Brachetto d'Acqui is a fizzy and fragrant red made from Brachetto grown in the hills of the DOCG Acqui in the Piemonte region in northwestern Italy. Low in alcohol and slightly frizzante (sparkling) Brachetto d'Acqui is famous for its light and elegant body and heavily perfumed foam. Production is low, so this highly sought after dessert wine is hard to find. This grape produces wines of a light body but heavy in strawberries, cherries and raspberries.
Brachetto originates from the Piemonte region of northrn Italy, where the best exaples still hail from today. Brachetto is also known as the Braquet grape of southern France where together with Cinsault it makes very nice rosés around the city of Nice on the Cote d'Azur.