Marenco Brachetto d'Acqui Pineto 2007
Other Dessert from Piedmont, Italy
Red with pink tendencies. Typical smooth scent of rose, with sweet flavor of crushed strawberry. It can be drunk during the different parts of the day. It matches well with desserts, strawberries and it can be drunk as aperitif.
Wine & Spirits - "True desert island wine. This finds its richness in perfectly ripe fruit, from red apples to wild raspberries. Balanced and poised, its length feels focused by the interplay of sweetness and bitterness. It’s perfectly refreshing, and almost impossible to put down. You could drink it anytime, with almost anything, from a traditional panna cotta with frutti di bosco to spicy Korean-style barbecue."
The history of the Marenco family is one of passion and vineyards, of a bond between the land and the territory. As confirmed by the heraldic researches, the Marenco family has always been involved in agriculture, wine making. Because the best vineyards are always the most difficult to manage. Mr. Giuseppe Marenco, the present owner of the firm, started the evolution of this activity. He went from growing the grapes to and selling them to others, to winemaker. Little by little, he helped increase the size of his father's small estate located in the Bagnario Valley - a very important zone for the production of the Moscato grapes, by other estates and farms, all very well positioned in the Strevi territory and in the bordering areas, reaching the present 80 hectares of which 65 hectares are occupied by vineyards.
Mr. Marenco is a man deeply bound to his roots and wanted to keep, with the help of highly specialized agronomists, the traditional plantations and growing systems. While difficult, it is the only way to support excellent grape production focusing on quality. His cellar, due to recent investments has the most modern equipment. This allows the oenologist to work carefully: from the soft pressing of grapes, to the control of the temperature during fermentation, to the refining of the wines, to the use barriques, to the bottling in a sterile surrounding in order to preserve the integrity of the wine. The end result is that the 'Marenco' family has obtained both a local and international market, supporting a common idea: from time immemorial, at the base of a good wine, there lies the earth and the high quality of the grapes. View all Marenco Wines
Notable FactsNot just regulated to red wine, Piedmont also produces some notable whites, particularly those near the district of Gavi and Asti. Gavi produces still white wine from the Cortese grape. The wine is dry with a crisp, citrus-like acidity – fairly neutral but pleasant. Arneis is another grape/wine made in the area, creating a fuller wine that displays some nuttiness in the aroma and taste. Asti is well known for its sparkling wine – in particular Asti Spumante and Moscato d'Asti. Asti Spumante is typically higher in alcohol, sweetness & fizziness, while its higher-class cousin, Mostcato d'Asti, contains lower alcohol levels, a few less bubbles, and a more restrained and delicate representation of Moscato fruit.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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2 ratings, 1 with reviewCarol Williams - Cloudcroft, NM47/29/2010Yates - Albany, NY511/24/2009We had a food and wine pairing dinner on Friday with 15 guests whose tastes varied widely. As a dessert wine, this came out last [our 9th uncorking]. This was the one wine that all 15 guests agreed was delicious! I can not rate this wine highly enough.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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