Marenco Brachetto D’Acqui DOCG Pineto
There’s no reason to hide
What we’re feelin’ inside
Versace on the floor”
~All that feels with Bruno Mars’s Versace on the floor in the background with our glass of Marenco Brachetto D’Acqui DOCG Pineto RED 2018. Sultry, elegant aromas of roses and raspberries, typical of the Brachetto grape. A delicate, sweet and sparkling ruby red wine. Aromatic, delicate and smooth on the palate. Ideal in the preparation of cocktails and refreshing, thirst-quenching drinks.Perfect with on its own, or paired with desserts, red fruits, salad, strawberries(and whip cream if you know what I mean).
100% Brachetto d’Acqui . After crushing, grapes are macerated on the skins for 3 to 4 days in order to extract the desired color. Until ready for the second fermentation that takes place in temperature controlled pressurized tanks up to 4 atmospheres. The juice is then clarified and aged in stainless steel tanks at 0 degrees C. Perfect with strawberries, red fruit, fruit salad, all kinds of desserts or just great to relax with anytime. Prosciutto Crudo, spicy food, sushi pairs great as well. Ideal in the preparation of cocktails and refreshing, thirst-quenching drinks.
Can’t get enough of Marenco’s Brachetto? Neither can we
The Brachetto grape is the fruit of the vines that have existed in the area around Acqui since Roman times. Marenco’s best vineyards are located in the Pineto Valley, and are south-east facing, 300 meters above sea level in the cooler hills with good day-night temperature swings for the development of terpenes and aroma. Grapes are hand-picked the first 10 days of September, using the classic Guyot vine training system.
Did you know? Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG is the eternal second, the slightly snubbed brother of the noblest Asti Spumante, despite being a wine with a glorious past, known since the Roman times, with the name of Vinum Acquense.
This wine was considered aphrodisiac nectar because of its sweetness and the legend says that Cleopatra was fond of it and both Julius Caesar and Marco Antonio freed several amphorae in the company of the Egyptian queen. But we well know that Greeks and Romans “drank differently” and if it was a sweet wine even better since they used to cut wine with honey.
Of course, there is no official proof or document, this is only a legend, yet this ancient wine was sweet and aromatic, just like our friend Brachetto: maybe it’s just a coincidence or maybe he managed to survive the millennia.
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