What's your favourite wine from Franciacorta? It's a very large and famous area for sparkling wine production. There is something for all tastes. Without doubt, Guido Berlucchi is one of my favourite wineries. It has written the history of Franciacorta! The cellar is so amazing and magical to see (put a visit on your bucket list). If you are a zero dosage lover, you should certainly taste the Berlucchi '61 Franciacorta Nature collection. You'll be pleased! The lineup is composed of three vintage wines: Berlucchi '61 Nature (first vintage, 2009), Berlucchi '61 Nature Blanc de Blancs (first vintage, 2012), and Berlucchi '61 Nature Rosé (first vintage, 2011).
Acqui DOCG Rosé: the last-born wine from Brachetto
Have you ever heard about Acqui DOCG Rosé? In the last article, I gave you more details about Brachetto d'Acqui, talking about the grape, the styles, and the food pairings. Now it's time to talk about Acqui DOCG Rosé, the last-born wine in Alto Monferrato and regulated by the Consortium of Brachetto d'Acqui. You should know that it's not really "last-born" because there was a dry style of Brachetto already in 1873! It has not been promoted over time and was reintroduced in 2017. I'll tell you more details about the winemaking techniques and the profile tasting. Are you ready? Let's start!
Brachetto d’Acqui: not only a dessert wine
Do you know Brachetto d’Acqui? Have you ever tasted it? After "unknown" Monferrato, I'm back to tell you about my region: Piedmont. Most people see Brachetto d’Acqui as a cheap red wine but it's not, and I'll tell you why. We can't even compare it to top wines like Barolo or Barbaresco. They have different styles! It's like a comparing Prosecco and Champagne. It's wrong! To the untrained eye, the common thing is bubbles. However, when you taste both, you'll have a different sensation and you can understand that the bubbles of Prosecco are very different from those of Champagne. Because the styles are different. The method to produce Prosecco is not the same as Champagne, and so the consumers of Champagne are not the same as those of Prosecco. But we're not here to talk about Prosecco vs. Champagne. It was only an example to demonstrate that Brachetto d’Acqui has a category in the world of wine. Not long ago, I had the opportunity to discover this wine with the Consortium. I didn't know that Brachetto d’Acqui has several styles. Now I'll tell you all that I know about this wine. Are you ready? Let's start!