Friday, May 05, 2006

Alasia Brachetto D'Acqui 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Frothy bubbles
Big strawberry nose
Plush texture
Sweetly lingering finish

Amazing wine when paired with chocolate desserts! This is an Italian Brachetto, which is a light and sweet sparkling red wine. A lot of people are familiar with Rosa Regale, made by Castello Banfi, which is also made in the Brachetto style.

This wine goes down easily and is fun to drink. I think it could use a little more cranberry tartness and acidity without compromising the sweetness. This would give it a little better balance.

At $12, this is the least expensive Brachetto D'Acqui I've seen. You might not find this particular one, but ask your store what the have and you'll probably see one or two choices at $15-20. Raise a glass!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Alasia Bruchetto is delicious!