Brachetto d’Acqui is of an intense ruby red or purple color, with highlights that range from purple to pinkish to light garnet. The aroma is delicate and aromatic, with hints of red fruit and roses.
Brachetto d’Acqui stands out for its sweetness, elegance, delicacy and smoothness.
The spumante type features a bead (the effervescence typical of sparkling wines) that is both fine and long-lasting.
The various types of Brachetto d’Acqui have a relatively low alcohol content; for the red wine, the minimum total alcohol content is 11.5% (of which at least 5% is actual alcohol). For the “spumante” version, instead, minimum total alcohol is 12% by volume (of which at least 6% is actual alcohol).
For the “passito” version, the total alcohol content by volume is at least 16% by volume (of which at least 11% is actual alcohol).
Brachetto d’Acqui does not take well to ageing and should be consumed while still young and fresh, not longer than two years after bottling.