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NV Angelo Negro 'Birbet' 375ml

NV Angelo Negro 'Birbet' 375ml

Region: Roero < Piemonte < Italy

Grapes: Brachetto

Vineyard/Cellar: Certified organic farming; grapes are cryo-macerated
for 24 hours then fermented with native yeast in stainless steel;
floating cap for 10 days; maturation in stainless steel for 5+ months
on the lees of Arneis with regular battonage; bottled
unfined/unfiltered with minimal So2; 12% ABV

Winemaker: Giovanni Negro

Piemonte is arguably the most serious wine region in Italy, known for
the noble Nebbiolo grape, a grape that possesses a great amount of
grace and complexity -- but also a grape that takes time, patience
and, to do it right, big bucks.  But Nebbiolo isn't the only story of
Piemonte.  There are other grapes that carry on the stories of the
region just as well as the famed "grape of fog".  One of these
varietals is Brachetto, typically used to create effervescent,
slightly sweet wine from the commune of Acqui.  These wines have deep
historical roots dating back to the Romans, when the area was known
for it's hot sulphur springs.  The famed Brachetto wine is even
rumored to be the wine of choice of Cleopatra, often brought to her by
would-be suitors. Angelo Negro is a historic estate dating back to
1600's in the Roero area of Piemonte, and one of the first to be
certified organic here (organic isn't a big thing, unfortunately, in
Piemonte, as in many other famous regions where consistency is more
important).  But the Negro family has managed to carry on the legacy
of this prestigious region while maintaining strict organic grape
growing and low-intervention winemaking standards.  Like in this
gently sparkling red wine, a traditional style of the region's
aromatic Brachetto grape that showcases the varietal's pretty rose,
violet and red cherry fruits, with a creamy texture and persistent
bubbles. Lightly sweet and low alcohol, with notes of fresh strawberry
and cherry cola, this is the hands-down best wine pairing for
chocolate.  Serve slightly chilled.
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