Brachetto is a red Italian wine grape variety grown predominantly in the Piemonte region of northwest Italy.
In this region the grape is widespread, with production mainly concentrated in the regions of Asti and Alessandria between the rivers Bormida and Belbo, plus various parts of the province of Cuneo.
At Canelli, on the border between the hills of Asti and Langhe, the grape is known as Borgogna.
The most notable wine here is the red Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG, which is made in both still and sparkling (spumante) versions.
The Piemonte Brachetto DOC, also a red wine, is made with a minimum of 85% Brachetto and is usually still, but may be frizzante.
Brachetto grapes tend to produce light-bodied, highly aromatic wines with distinctive notes of strawberries. In the DOCG region of Brachetto d'Acqui, the grape is used to produce a slightly sweet sparkling wine that is similar to Lambrusco and is sometimes called the a light red equivalent of Moscato d'Asti