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- Enophile - 01-04-1999 10:29 PM

Cruising a local upscale market, I ran across a shelf talker proclaiming the NV Malvira', Birbét to be the perfect breakfast/brunch wine. If anyone's got the guts to recommend wine for breakfast, I'm going to give it a shot. At $9/375, it's not exactly cheap, but I've never had a wine like this before. It's made from the Brachetto grape in Piedmont, and the fermentation is stopped when the wine is low alcohol (6.5%), a bit fizzy, and still sweet. Intense aromas of strawberries and blueberries, with lots of sweet, fresh floral
notes. Sweet strawberry fruit in the mouth, with floral, and delicate spice flavors. It's a sweet, simple wine, akin to a Moscato d'Asti, but made with a red grape. A perfect substitute for your morning juice, and a nice accompaniment to homemade breakfast sandwiches.

- Botafogo - 01-05-1999 12:57 AM

Eno, we could sell thrice as much Brachetto as we can get! Is that the correct name or is it Malabaia de Canale or something like that? And in any case, who is the importer and what is their phone #?????????????????????

Coming from N'Awlins, I son't shy away from "breakfast drinks", Brandy Milk Punch anyone? roberto

- Botafogo - 01-05-1999 12:58 AM

PS: it is also REALLY good with Korean BBQ or Tangerine Spiced Beef!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Botafogo - 01-05-1999 12:59 AM

And, cheese and strawberries and someone you love/like/lust for.

[This message has been edited by Botafogo (edited 01-04-99).]

- Enophile - 01-05-1999 08:47 PM

Sorry, Roberto, I save all my empty half bottles and the label is already in the trash. The front label was definitely Malvira and Birbet.

- Jason - 01-29-1999 08:15 AM

Castello Banfi also makes a Brachetto that is pretty widely available. The funny part is that Brachetto is now a DOCG.