||Second fortnight in September.
||Regular, never abundant.
|Areas of cultivation
||It is popular in Piedmont, especially in the vicinity of Acqui Terme.
||Uncertain origin, there is only news of this century. Its cultivation is located mainly in the vicinity of Acqui Terme. There are two types of brachetto known: that of Piedmont, the most precious and most aromatic, treated here and that of Nice Maritime.
||Leaf: of medium size or less, rounded, almost whole or trilobata but with the lobes just mentioned; With petiole breast in lira, almost closed or closed; Lateral veins above V narrow, almost closed; Lower than almost zero; Flat flap, rather thick, bulging; Flat lobby; Corner at the top of the median acute terminal lobes; Irregular teeth with wide base, convex margins. Top of dark green, glabra; Lower light green, glabra; Light green ribs.
Bunch: of medium size, of varying shape; Mostly elongated, cylindrical-pyramidal; Sometimes rather tricky; The bunches are rather compact (or very tight); With peduncle rather short, semi-woody to the first knot; Medium-length pedicels, with obvious strings.
Acino: medium-sized, subrotus (mostly 13 or 14 mm in diameter) with medium texture peel, dark purple, very pruinose; Rather dense but juicy pulp, colorless juice; Special flavor, aromatic (remember muscat and a little pink); Reddish brush, short. Separation of the acorn from the pedicle quite difficult.
|Characteristics of the wine obtained from this grape variety
||With the braquet you get a vibrant red ruby wine with intense, aromatic, floral and fruity scent, with delicate hints of rose and wild strawberries. Equipped with delicate texture, the wine shows a pleasant freshness, tannic and pseudo-caloric notes just mentioned, and a slight aromatic persistence.
||Resistance to diseases: normal, but rather higher than that of other indigenous varieties; The grapes are resistant to rot, both on the plant and on mats. It does not suck much for winter gels.