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Winemaker: Aldo and Paolo Demarie - Consulting Oenologist: Franco Onesto

Alcohol: 6.5% alcohol by volume

Appellation: Roero

Grape Varieties: 100% Brachetto d'Alba

Exposure: South & Southeast

Altitude: 200 meters to 400 meters above sea level

Soil: Sandy, rich in sea fossil residue

Summary: At Vezza d’Alba, in the heart of the Roero region, over three generations of the Demarie Giovanni family have been running their domain with expertise, hard work and a truly passionate love for wine-growing. The domain covers over 14 hectares of vineyards that are located in the surrounding boroughs of Vezza, Castagnito, Castellinaldo and Guarene. Birbèt, the name chosen by the Roero farmers for their Brachetto Spumante wine, is obtained using “long cluster Brachetto grapes”, and is a classic celebratory wine for accompanying traditional local desserts.

Vinification: Partial fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature prior to filtration, a second fermentation and bottling.

Aromas & Flavors:   The youthful, fresh flavors of of strawberries, raspberries and rose petals are complimented by vivacious bubbles. The wine is sweet, yet has a unique character that sets it apart from dessert wines. Birbèt pairs perfectly with dry pastries and hazelnut cake.

Varietal Notes:

Brachetto has exquisite aromas of black raspberry and black cherry with notes of tar, clove and flowers such as violets or orchids. This wine is medium-bodied, generally with a trace of sweetness (a few are medium-sweet) and is usually lightly sparkling or what the Italians call frizzante.

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