Drinking and Pairing Brachetto d'Acqui with FoodThe red Brachetto grape variety is thought to be of French origin where it is known as Braquet in some vineyards in Provence. Today, Brachetto is widely grown in Piedmont, especially around the village of Acqui Terme southeast of Asti . Brachetto d'Acqui is especially popular in the United States. Brachetto d'Acqui is an aromatic and light red grape variety, typically produced in an off-dry to sweet and frizzante style, and is low in alcohol (around 5.5%) with the color and flavor of strawberries.
These wines should be served chilled and are often paired with fresh berries, plum tarts, and strawberry shortcake. Bracetto d'Acqui is one of the few wines that works extremely well with chocolate and it is a classic pairing with gianduia, the popular sweet chocolate with hazelnut paste, produced in the nearby city of Turin.
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