Brachetto d'Acqui for Sunday Brunch is Like Drinking A Bowlful of Berries

May 13, 2012

Save the Cabernet for your dinner steak; for Sunday brunch try this light, fizzy red wine: Brachetto d'Acqui. From the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, the Brachetto grape produces a wine very similar to Moscato d'Asti. Whereas Moscato d'Asti, made from white grapes, tends to give flavors of peaches and pears, Brachetto d'Acqui provides lots of great red berry flavor. (I like to think of it as a red wine version of Moscato d'Asti.) It's low in alcohol, effervescent, and sweet but not cloyingly so. My favorite is made by Marenco.

Try it with these strawberry crepes. Or just some fresh strawberries in a bowl!

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