Brachetto d’Acqui / Acqui DOCG

Brachetto d'Acqui See Piemonte (Asti area) map, ref #2
Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 1969; became a DOCG in 1996
Vineyard Area: 650 ha / 1,606 acres (2014)
Production: 22,600 hl / 251,300 cases (2014)
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Brachetto
Styles and Wine Composition:
RED WINES
  • Rosso (RdSw, RdFrSw): 97% Brachetto + OAG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (RdSpSw): 97% Brachetto + OAG
DESSERT AND SPECIALTY WINES
  • Passito (RdSw): 97% Brachetto + OAG

Significant Production Rules:
  • Rosso cannot exceed 2 atmospheres of pressure
  • Spumante wines may undergo second fermentation in bottles or in pressurized tanks
  • Grapes for Passito must be dried on or off the vine to achieve a minimum potential alcohol level of 15.5%
  • Minimum alcohol level: 5.0% for Rosso (11.5% potential); 6.0% for Spumante (12.0% potential); 11.0% for Passito (16.0% potential)
  • Residual sugar: Minimum 50 g/l (5.0%) for Passito
  • Aging: For Passito, minimum approx. 9 months (ERD = October 1, V+1)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/09/2014