Producer: Castello Banfi
In the late 1970s, John and Harry Mariani, just over a year after the founding of Banfi in Montalcino, acquired the historic Piedmontese winery Bruzzone. The holdings extend between the towns of Novi Ligure and Acqui, over an area of 124 acres, of which 114 are under vine. Banfi Piemonte, since its inception, has undergone a constant growth, interspersing an inherent typicity with technological innovation, and a distinct vocation for quality sparkling wines. The strong link to the region is evident in the selection of wines proposed by Banfi Piemonte, all expressions of principal indigenous varietals and Metodo Classico bottle fermented sparkling wines, crowning efforts celebrating the most prestigious denominations of southern Piedmont. The winery, completely restored and renovated in recent years, was conceived to preserve, while at the same time exalting, the unique character of our grapes. In addition to the production of Charmat method sparkling wines, the cellars extend to an area dedicated to the production of Metodo Classico, where wine fermenting in the bottle rest on traditional, centuries-old pupitres.
Tasting Notes: This sparkling red wine made from Brachetto d’Acqui in Piedmont, Italy is love at first sip and a perpetual crowd pleaser. Legend has it that both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony sent Brachetto wine as gifts to Cleopatra. In turn, the empress had her lovers drink the wine to unleash their passion.
Color: Festive cranberry.
Bouquet: Aromatic with hints of raspberries, strawberries and rose petals.
Taste: Fresh raspberries, with crisp acidity, enticing the palate with an initial softness, graduating to a clean and dry finish.
Grape Variety: 100% Brachetto
Alcohol percentage: 7%