Birbet is obtained using “long cluster Brachetto grapes”, and is a classic celebratory wine for accompanying local traditional desserts. The sandy soil that characterizes Roero represents the ideal environment for this grape vine, as it tends to exalt and concentrate the fragrance of this aromatic grape.
Variety: 100% Brachetto grapes
Colour: cherry red with faint ruby nuances
Scent in perfume: fragrant and aromatic with floral undertones. Reminiscent of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries
Flavour: sweet without being tedious. Strong, pleasant hints of red fruits amplified by fine perlage.
Best served at: 6-8° C. – 42-47° F.
Food matches: perfect with dry pastries and hazelnut cake
Brachetto vine has a story made of ups and downs, which has surged in popularity in the last few decades. It seems that it was widespread in the Piedmont region since Roman times, though the first references in documents ampelographic date back to 1800. Disappeared almost completely from the late nineteenth century and early twentieth due to phylloxera, and then repopulate slowly in the late twentieth century up to the intuition of his sparkling winemaking which became a must in consumption, especially youth at the turn of nineties.
The leaves are medium round, dark green in color, has a cluster of medium-sized, elongated with cylindrical shape, compact and tight. Berry large with thick dark blue.
In particular in Roero area takes the name of “brachetto from long cluster of Roero”, as the cluster is actually longer than the average.
It’s a vine rather rustic, with good vigor and productivity from medium to high, constant. The grape was once used for both the table and to obtain aromatic dry wines, which are treasured for special occasions, and today the long grapes Brachetto is vinified obtaining a sweet wine, bright color, intense and pleasant aroma, worthy of qualified and original production.
Production area: Comune di Vezza d’Alba Sottozona Castellero
Height o.s.l.: 200 m
Sun exposure: sud – west
Vines per hectare: around 2.400
Farming: tradizional – guyot
Kg of grapes per hectare: around 100 quintals/hectar
Soil: strong compact
Year of implant: 1980
Wine per hectare: around 7.500 lt
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