Brachetto d’Acqui and Financiers
Brachetto d’Acqui and Financiers. A wine from Piedmont, Italy and a great French dessert. Let’s learn more about this wine, how it tastes and why it is a good pairing.
SUGGESTED WINE: Brachetto d’Aqui
LOCATION: This wine is from Piedmont around the town of Acqui Terme in the province of Alessandria. The wine is produced from a grape called Brachetto native to Piedmont. This wine has a very old history that dates back at least to the times of Ancient Rome. Back then writers were describing a wine known as “vinum acquense” (wine from the town of Acqui) that was a favorite among patricians. According to the legend, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony presented Cleopatra several gourds of this “vinum acquense” as a gift.
FLAVOR PROFILE: Brachetto d’Acqui wines have pronounced red fruit flavors like strawberry and raspberry. They have a soft and delicate mouthfeel with a light effervescence. They are naturally low in alcohol (usually between 5.5% to 6.5% ABV) and they are a perfect choice for an appealing aperitif as well as a dessert wine.
SUGGESTED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 46° – 50° F (8° – 10° C)
WHY: Financiers are a perfect dessert to pair with Brachetto d’Acqui. The wine is slightly sweeter than the dessert and it has bright fruit character that will pair perfectly with any fruit you will choose to add to your version of Financiers. The light effervescence will elevate the dense structure of the cake and refresh the palate to prepare it for the next bite.