Isolabella della croce Brachetto d'Acqui Trentasei

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Wine name:
Trentasei - Brachetto d'Acqui D.O.C.G. - Isolabella della Croce (500ml)

Classification:
Dessert wine

Alcohol content:
7.5% Vol

Grape variety:
100% Brachetto.

Area of origin:
Borgo Isolabella in Loazzolo, 500m above sea level in the hills of Asti's Alta Langa district with southerly aspect.

Vinification & bottling:
Destemming and extremely soft crushing, fermentation and maceration at a controlled temperature for 4 days.

Tasting notes:
Colour: purple, tending towards cherry.
Aroma: initially delicate, then explodes with withered rose and lychee bouquets that are immediately followed by a range of aromas typical of the variety, with a faint musky note.
Taste: exceptionally well balanced and outstandingly harmonious in the mouth, with a lingering finish. The natural sweetness of the fruit holds its own against the residual sugars and alcohol, which is exceptionally low. A noticeable acidity in the mouth provides a pleasant contrast to the sugars, making the wine a good cellaring prospect and opening up a whole host of possible food pairings. The wine's lively acidity is suitably mitigated and highlighted by the alcohol and glycerine content, which make it soave and light in the mouth.
An unusual wine that seems to be almost shy in stepping outside the square, but which boldly expresses the beguiling characteristics of a variety that is still rather misunderstood and not always presented to advantage.

Suggested pairings:
Excellent served at a temperature of 12° C to accompany creamy young gorgonzola cheese, delicate pates or light country terrines. Perfect with biscuits, cakes, "torrone" and almond nougats.

 

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