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Brachetto


International Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon   Merlot   Pinot Noir   Syrah

Major Varieties: Cabernet Franc    Grenache    Malbec    Nebbiolo    Sangiovese    Tempranillo    Zinfandel

Regional Varieties:   Baga    Barbera    Blaufränkisch    Brachetto    Carignan    Carménère    Cinsaut    Dolcetto    Gamay    Graciano    Lagrein    Malvasia Nera    Marzemino    Montepulciano    Mourvèdre    Nero d'Avola    Petit Verdot    Petite Sirah    Pinot Meunier    Pinotage    Touriga Nacional


Grown primarily in Piedmont, Brachetto is a well-respected wine grape in Italy, but one that unfortunately has little success outside of the country. It is most often used in blending, but can be good on its own. Brachetto wine is very light-bodied with a strawberry aroma and flavor. It is often used for sparkling wines, such as Asti.