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Have you ever heard about Acqui DOCG Rosé?

In the final post, I gave you much more specifics about Brachetto d’Acqui, speaking about the grape, the types, and the meals pairings.

Now it is time to speak about Acqui DOCG Rosé, the final-born wine in Alto Monferrato and regulated by the Consortium of Brachetto d’Acqui.

You need to know that it is not definitely “last-born” mainly because there was a dry style of Brachetto currently in 1873! It has not been promoted more than time and was reintroduced in 2017.

I’ll inform you much more specifics about the winemaking methods and the profile tasting.

Are you prepared? Let’s get started!

How to create Acqui DOCG Rosé

Acqui DOCG Rosé is made from the Brachetto grape.

Hand harvesting commonly takes place in the initially ten days of September. The grapes are quickly taken into the cellar for destemming and soft pressing to preserve the fruity aromas.

The juice from the pressing is place into a stainless steel tank at 12/15° C and immediately after a brief time, a portion of the juice is bled off for the Saignée technique.

Saignée is 1 of the approaches of generating rosé wines. The other people are direct pressing from black grapes, brief maceration, and blending (law regulations in some nations). Ordinarily, makers who use the Saignée technique use it mainly because they create red wines, which will be much more concentrated mainly because of the initially bleeding off for the rosé.

The juice for rosé goes by way of the initially fermentation, then clarification and is place in storage at -1° C.

But we want a sparkling wine and it can be probable to get it by the Tank Strategy (Charmat/Martinotti).

The wine is poured into a sealed tank with yeast, sugar, yeast nutrients for the second fermentation, then bubbles are formed.

Following the second fermentation, the wine is filtered to get rid of the yeast lees and then bottled below stress.

60 days pass from the second fermentation to the ageing of Acqui DOCG Rosé.

Peculiar traits

Acqui DOCG Rosé has a pale pink colour.

Its bouquet gives the fine aromas of violet, wild strawberry, rose, raspberry, and a hint of licorice.

The physique is medium, just like the acidity. On the extended finish comes back the aromas of rose petals and wild strawberry.

Acqui DOCG Rosé Verona

Meals pairing

Acqui DOCG Rosé is perfect for an aperitif with some mates.

Other scrumptious pairings could be with fish crudités or fish soup.

Wine and cheese generally make a excellent pairing, but cheeses are not all alike. My suggestion with Acqui DOCG Rosé is a soft and not also aged cheese. A cheese that combines effectively with the extended finish of Acqui DOCG Rosé is Robiola di Roccaverano DOP, goat cheese from Langhe.

Acqui DOCG Rosé Robiola di Roccaverano DOP

Are you curious to taste Acqui DOCG Rosé?

Now you know all the information about Brachetto d’Acqui and Acqui Rosé. I’m really curious to find out your favored pairing with these intriguing wines.

And if you are going to Monferrato, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. We can taste some wines with each other!

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Simone