Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Be Enchanted by Rosa Regale

Welcome to Wine Wednesday! This week we're taking a look at one of my favorite unique Disney wines that can be enjoyed at home as well. My first experience with a sparkling red wine was in 2009 at Walt Disney World with a brand they were calling Magicale. It was deep and bubbly with notes of dark cherry and stone fruits, the Disney menus came with a legend of how these sweet red wines were given as gifts and enjoyed my Cleopatra. Even though I was unsure at first, I was hooked at my first glass. Sweet sparkling red wine is not something to be missed.

Rosa Reagle at Minzer's Lounge
Rosa at Minzer's, Grand Floridian
Today’s fabulous sparklers are largely coming from the red wine grape known as brachetto, predominantly grown in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. Disney’s latest brachetto, which has a cult like following amongst internet Mickey fans, is also it’s Disney’s #1 selling Italian wine. Banfi’s Rosa Regale is the delightful glass that takes the honor, an Italian Brachetto imported from a family winery in Piemonte, Northern Italy.

Rosa Regale focuses on the raspberry and rose-petal flavors offered by the brachetto grape, and Banfi is producing a consistently exquisite garnet colored wine year after year. Rosa is meant to be enjoyed young, so buy a bottle and pop the cork on this delightful, highly aromatic wine that offers up ample bubble lifting the sweet soft scents to your nose. Be sure to take a moment to enjoy the aromas before tasting the sweet, lively flavors.

Rosa Reagle
Rosa at Palo's, Disney Dream
Disney offers Rosa Regale at several establishments across the WDW property, and onboard the Disney Cruise Line, if you don’t see it on the menu, just ask. I’ve enjoyed Rosa Regale in Epcot at the Italy Pavlion, at the Top of the World Lounge (Bay Lake Tower), and in Minzer’s Lounge (Grand Floridian) just to name a few. At a mere 7% alcohol this wine is a light treat that can be enjoyed responsibly any time of day without regret. Enjoy a glass at brunch, pair it with spicy Cajun food, indulge in dark chocolate, or simply enjoy a glass on it’s own.

Rosa Regale can also be found in wine shops and markets across the country. I like to keep a ready bottle in our wine cooler. For around $20-$25 a bottle, so you can enjoy it at home as well. Looking for that quick Disney fix? Pick up a bottle of Rosa and take a mini trip while you remember relaxing in Epcot’s piazza. “Be Enchanted” by this sweet, berry-liscious, bubbly; I know I am.

Disclaimer: This is not a compensated post. All wine consumed by the author was purchased and tasted entirely on her own. This information is intended for those of legal drinking age, and is for entertainment purposes only. The author advocates moderation and caution when drinking and this Wine Wednesday is in no way intended to promote binge-drinking, alcoholism, underage drinking, hazing, drunk driving, or any other form of alcohol abuse.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoy the wine Kristen! All of as at Rosa Regale toast to your taste!