Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG “Gattera”
Brachetto is said to have originated in the Monferrato hills in the province of Asti, and history has it that the Romans were already enjoying it when its legions arrived in Acqui. From Piedmont it spread to Lombardy’s Oltrepò Pavese area and to Liguria, but today the most prized brachetto vineyards lie around the city of Acqui Terme, and the DOCG, approved in 1996, bears that city’s name.
The source vineyards for our Brachetto d’Acqui are located in the heart of the classic zone. The medium-textured, chalky-clay soils are exceptionally well suited for growing these aromatic grapes.
After a brief cold maceration and gentle pressing, the must is kept chilled until it ferments, at about 15°C, in pressurised fermenters to gain its effervescence. This Brachetto is a crisp, lightly sparkling wine, with compelling floral notes that retain all the varietal qualities of the brachetto grape.