What better than Valentine’s day to indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner with your loved one?
And why not make everything even more perfect by accompanying it with an excellent Brachetto d’Acqui? I’m suggesting a luxury wine with a special scent, not very alcoholic which is drunk in the versions of wine or sparkling wine.
Just think that Brachetto, according to the first scientific studies, is an excellent vine that allows to obtain sparkling based wines.
Its great peculiarity is that of conserving splendid floral aromas, in particular those of the rose, the flower of love.
It is part of the Italian wines that are produced in Piedmont and that, thanks to its sparkling and aromatic taste, is perfectly suited to any type of occasion, including Lovers’ Day.
I also want to tell you that the history of this wine is very old and even in Roman times, in the territory of Acqui, they produced a type considered to be aphrodisiac: the Vinum Acquense.
Currently the Brachetto d’Acqui is produced in 26 municipalities in Piedmont, divided between the territories of Alessandria and Asti and the optimal gradation to enjoy it is between 8 ° and 12 ° degrees.
Have I managed to interest you and do you want to learn more about its history? Then continue reading and you will also discover which are the ideal foods to combine it with, maybe you’ll have some more ideas to start organizing a perfect dinner for next February 14th.
Brachetto d’Acqui: where it is produced and what are its characteristics
You’ll like to know that Brachetto, now well known beyond the Italian borders, is produced from a vine from which it takes its name and is present in some areas of Piedmont.
But not only that, the grape bunches that give life to its particular taste are of a beautiful blue-violet color and often covered by a layer of pruina that emanates an unmistakable scent of rose.
Maybe you will not believe it, but the production of this drink is quite limited, as the vines intended for its production are about a thousand.
It is possible to taste it in two versions:
and its great quality was recognized in 1996, the year in which it received the prestigious DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin) recognition.
You will certainly recognize it by its ruby red or purple color, enhanced by violet reflections and the delicate and aromatic scent that distinguishes it.
As soon as you taste Brachetto d’Acqui, you will be surprised by its sweet, delicate and soft taste, which mixes that touch of unsurpassable sparkling.
Compared to many other types of wine produced in Italy, this has a low alcohol content for both versions.
Brachetto d’Acqui: a quali cibi abbinarlo per stupire la dolce metà a San Valentino
Brachetto d’Acqui: which foods to pair it with to amaze your sweet half on Valentine’s Day
If your idea is to organize a romantic dinner at home, with lots of flowers, candles and a bottle of Brachetto d’Acqui, here are some suggestions on the ideal foods with which to combine it.
You could use it to prepare a tasty cocktail or an aperitif, to be served with sweet or savory dishes.
But my advice is to keep it to accompany a delicious dessert or tasty fruit salads.
What do you think of combining it with simple fresh strawberries? The occassion seems perfect!
Sip the Brachetto combined with baked desserts or pies, believe me, it’s the best, the final touch that will make your Valentine’s dinner unforgettable.