Ricossa Brachetto d'Acqui

Style: Sweet                              Vintage: NV                             ABV: 5.5%

Appellation: Acqui Terme         Varietal: Brachetto

Region: Piedmont                     County:  Italy

Pairings:  Pairs with heavier fish, shellfish, chicken, pork and veal that have spicy or sweet and sour sauces. Pacific rim foods from China, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as Mexican foods and American Barbecue. Desserts and chocolate are particularly beautiful with this wine.

Cheese Pairings: Brick, Colby, Double Glouster, Edam, Fontina, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyère, Havarti, Langres, Vermont Shepard.

About This Wine: Brachetto is a delightful, low alcohol, frizzante wine made in the Piedmont area of northern Italy. It has very berry aromas of raspberry and cherry with notes of tar, clove and flowers such as violets or orchids. The wine is light to medium-bodied, a deep rose color, and generally with a trace of sweetness. It is often used as a greeting wine or an appertivo and also goes well with spicy food.