Sunday, January 1, 2017

January Wine Pick: Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui 2014

This WINE PICK of the month was written for the Luke's of Cape Cod website.

My wine pick of the month is a Brachetto d’Acqui; a sparkling red wine made of the Brachetto varietal from Acqui, a subregion of Italy's Piedmont. Brachetto is an ancient grape and there seems to be some evidence that it may have originated in France, but it found its true home of Acqui a very long time ago. Cleopatra received gifts of Acqui wine from both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, and it’s rumored to have been Brachetto.

Rosa Regale's effervescence in both bubbles and cheerfulness, combined with its sweet and succulent strawberries and raspberries with a pinch white pepper, make it a wine that you can always enjoy any time of the year. I never stop getting excited about popping a bottle. And because it goes down so easy, it's a good thing that it's also relatively low in alcohol at just 7%.

It's true that this is an outstanding wine with chocolate, but my favorite Rosa Regale food partner is pepperoni pizza.

Price: $20
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was purchased by myself for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.


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