Posts Tagged ‘Rosa Regale’
Looking for something a little different, maybe slightly off of the beaten path when it comes to an Italian wine? If you enjoy sparkling wines with a touch of sweetness, then the 2007 Banfi Brachetto d’Acqui Rosa Regale is a sparkler that I would highly encourage you to look for and try before the warmer weather bids us a final farewell and old man winter starts to make his way towards us. While away on vacation a few weeks ago, I tried this Italian sparkler and was captivated by its unique “frothy” pinkish-red appearance – yes, I did just say frothy. When you pour this wine into your glass, it will have a head on it much like a beer or soda pop. The flavors on the other hand, will make you wish that you were a child again as the old-fashioned raspberry/strawberry cream soda pop flavors that this wine delivers will run circles all over your taste buds.
This frothy Italian raspberry and strawberry cream float – I mean sparkler – is a perfect aperitif or dessert wine. All I kept thinking about as I drank this wine was how badly I wanted some vanilla ice cream to go with it. More specifically, how I wished that I could pretty much pour this stuff over a bowl of vanilla ice cream and then lick the bowl clean.
Bottom line on the 2007 Banfi Brachetto d’Acqui Rosa Regale, this wine shows that there’s more to love about Piedmont, Italy than just Barolo and Barbaresco, and that you’re never too old for a good old-fashioned treat that takes you back to your early years. Pick up a bottle and see for yourself.