Red - Sparkling

N.V. Stella Fiore Brachetto

Brachetto

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Piemonte DOC
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  • iByron Likes this wine: 88 points

    June 12, 2020 - Bright ruby with persistent tiny bubbles. Not much noSe, but then it’s served cold. Tart cherry palate with a hint of creme fraiche wrapping up the taut acidic backbone. What can I say? It’s Brachetto, but not from Acqui (Piemonte DOC). Moscato’s red little brother always satisfies, and Stella Fiore’s presentation is no exception. Enough acidity and not too much sweetness to make a good food wine for any of your weekday fare. Burgers, meatloaf, tacos, spaghetti, all are welcome. Drink now, of course.

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 87 points

    January 25, 2019 - Strawberry sweet tart, raspberry syrup, and cherry NyQuil flavors, with the effervescence providing manual lift so as to not come across too racy or cloying. Finishes a little gummy and saccharine-laced texture-wise. Don’t try to geek out on this wine and you’ll be fine. A fun wine for the stupid brain that’s already had too much to drink and just wants to have dessert. Paired well with beignets and espresso chocolate sauce.

  • WineBurrowingWombat Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 1, 2019 - Nose: Slightly artificial nose of red fruits (strawberries and cherries) and those honey sticks (honey in a straw).

    Palate: Same as the nose.. artificial strawberries and cherries mixed with some honey.. and almost like a wax taste?

    Pale ruby. Off-dry (a little bit more towards the sweeter side) with little to no tannins. Medium body with medium-minus acidity. Medium bubbles, with decent carbonation that lasts while in the glass (although nothing like a constant carbonation like a Champagne, for example, where you can see the bubbles non-stop.. here you see nothing, not that that's a bad thing). Short to finish of about 3 seconds. Good and easy to enjoy but I suggest having it constantly chilled. Even though the nose and the palate has some sort of "artificial" taste.. it's still very good and I don't say that it's artificial in a bad way.. maybe I just can't describe it well enough here as I don't have bubbly wines a lot. Great quality to price ratio.. very enjoyable with a good balance. Not too sweet, enough bubbles and carbonation to keep you satisfied and smooth.

  • csimm1161 wrote: 89 points

    February 10, 2018 - Seeing as how I'm the only one writing about this wine, I might as well just keep going. Frothy (but not too much so) purple plum, black raspberry, and black cherry notes. Just the right amount of sweetness on PnP and when it is cold. With air and warmth, it starts to get a little flat and sweet. Still a fun "right now" drink." This paired great with a blackberry cheese cake.

  • csimm1161 wrote: 88 points

    October 20, 2017 - Same as before. Started to get a little sweet toward the end.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type Red - Sparkling
  • Producer Stella Fiore
  • Varietal Brachetto
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Piemonte DOC
  • UPC Codes 8002495515757, 8002495515764

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  • In Cellars 7 (37%)
  • Consumed 12 (63%)

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