Brachetto is a grape native to Italy, or Piedmont to be precise. When you try this you'll wonder why you've never had it before! Bursting with red fruits, it shouts "summer!" and is perfect with ice cream and a big bowl of berries or chocolate mousse, granache or truffles. Borgo Maragliano's version also has some really interesting notes of white pepper and nutmeg.
Not overly sweet and super low-alcohol (only 6.5%) this is one of those bottles that'll be finished before you've realised it.
This was was included in our online wine tasting sessions in Summer 2020 and we love serving it with chocolate pots as we relax at the end of a sunny day.... Our easiest recipe is 50ml of our favourite chocolate melted slowly in a saucepan of 125ml of cream, then left in the fridge to chill for a few hours. Bliss.
It's also one we mention in our Summer food and wine Pairing guide, check out our blog post and recipe suggestions.
Something about the wine....
Taste: Sweet, aromatic, balanced
Aroma: wild roses, strawberries, nutmeg, wild berries
Colour: Ruby red with violet reflections
Fits: aperitif, dessert
Type of wine: Pearl wine
Grape variety: 100% Brachetto
Flavour: Sweet, but not too sweet!
Drinking temperature: 7 to 13°C
Alcohol content: 6.5%.
Closure: screw cap - perfect for keeping in the fridge if you have any left.
Capacity: 0,75 litres
Allergens: Contains sulfites
Country of origin: Italy