White wine? Red wine? Citrus? Berries?
When choosing a sangria wine, the options truly are endless. If you are unfamiliar with Sangria, it is, at the most basic form, the combination of fruits and wine. Over the years, though, this Spanish tradition has become more and more popular, adding different fruits, using different wines, and even sometimes adding hard liquor or sodas.
Let’s start with the classic: red wine sangria. In picking the perfect red wine, it is important to make sure that the flavors of the wine, enhance or will mix well with the fruits you are choosing. When picking a wine, we must take note of the flavors and immediate tasting notes. This will help later when planning which types of fruit we can use. Most red wine sangrias tend to use citrus, as this is a common base flavor for a lot of red wines. The choice is ultimately up to you, but this is the most common and normally most successful red wine sangria.
A newer take on the Spanish tradition is white wine sangria. White wines are more difficult to choose in making a sangria, just because of the different complexities and varietals of white wines. In making a white wine sangria, it is most important to find a wine that will not compete with the fruits chosen. Fruits for white wine sangria can range from peaches and apples to berries and citrus.
Whichever wine you choose for your sangria, be sure to make the proportions perfect, just like we did in our original Bodega Sangria. Offering both red and white wine sangria, Bodega offers delicious semi-sweet notes of fresh orange, lemon, and lime. So whether you are looking to experiment and make your own sangria or are in the market for a delicious premade one, be sure to check out our website for pairings and more sangria suggestions at BodegaSangria.com or SanAntonioWinery.com
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