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Brachetto del Piemonte

The red grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Bracchetto, Brachetto, Brachetto d'Acqui, Brachetto di Alessandria, Brachetto du Piemont and Calitor. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Braquet noir or Calitor Noir be confused. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is from a presumably natural cross between Muscat Blanc x unknown partner emerged. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ) .According to a non-verifiable hypothesis, an ancestor was allegedly already in the antiquity known as Vinum Acquense. The variety, presumably from the mountains around Monferrato, was first discovered in 1877 by the ampelographer Giuseppe di Rovasenda (1824-1913) mentioned.

Brachetto del Piemonte - grape and leaf

The late-ripening, productive vine is very susceptible to virus, It produces aromatic, light-colored red wines with aromas musk and roses, This is ideal for the production of sparkling wines. It is mainly used in the provinces of Asti, Alessandria, Cuneo and Torino Piedmont grown. The variety is for the DOC / DOCG wines Brachetto d'Acqui (Varietal) Piemonte Brachetto and Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato authorized. It is also often used for the production of grappa (Grape marc). In 2010, a total of 1,460 hectares of vineyards were recorded for Italy (ten years earlier there were 1,534). A small stock is said to exist in Australia ( King Valley ); however, no stock was shown in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).

Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service

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