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Brachetto del Piemonte

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Borgogna, Bracchetto, Brachetto, Bracelet, Brachetto d'Acqui, Brachetto d'Alexandrie, Brachetto del Piemonte, Brachetto di Acqui, Brachetto di Alessandria, Brachetto di Montabone, Brachetto du Piemont, Braquet des Jardins, Calitor and Moscato Nero. It should not be confused with the Braquet Noir or Calitor Noir varieties, despite apparent synonyms or morphological similarities. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2020, it comes from a presumably natural cross between Muscat Blanc x (Nebbiolo x Bottagera False). According to one hypothesis, an ancestor was already known in antiquity as Vinum Acquense. Probably originating from the mountains around Monferrato, the variety was first mentioned in 1877 by the ampelographer Giuseppe di Rovasenda (1824-1913).

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