We’re checking out another sparkling wine today, but this one is a sweet, dessert sparkler: Rosa Regale
To be honest, I was a little reluctant to review this wine just based on price. In my opinion, Banfi wines are overpriced. For a while I was seeing this wine sell for $25+, but recently I’ve seen it for $20 (I guess one of the benefits of the sluggish economy). Not that I’ve never spent $20 for a bottle of wine, but for what it is, I’d like to see this one for about $15-16. However, this is an interesting wine and I don’t see much Brachetto from any other producers, so I thought it deserved a mention. And for something unique at a party, I might drop $20 to bring this.
The first time I tasted this was at the Cincinnati International Wine Festival, where there where several women “ohhing” and “ahhing” about it. So guys take note, if you want to make women “ohhh” and “ahhh” but your personality isn’t enough to do the trick, this wine might help you out.
To be honest, the aromas from this wine don’t do much for me. It’s slightly floral with strawberry and raspberry aromatics. But the palate is where this wine shines. As I said, this is a dessert sparkler, so it’s on the sweet side. It has loads of strawberry and raspberry flavors, which is typical of this variety.
It goes great with chocolate. Try pairing this one with some chocolate mousse, with which I think it would be divine.
Wine: Banfi Rosa Regale
Variety: Brachetto d’Acqui
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