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Viva La Fruita

Viva La Fruita
NV La Fruta Sangria, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Red Sangria

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.3% RS: 6.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.95
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Viva La Fruita
NV La Fruta Sangria, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Red Sangria

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.3% RS: 6.5%
Light ruby-garnet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of tropical fruit punch, pine, eucalyptus, and black cassis with a satiny, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows notes of pineapple, sliced oranges, and dried cherries with a suggestion of oak flavor. A cheerful sangria with an herbal edge.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: tropical fruit punch, pine, eucalyptus, and black cassis
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pineapple, sliced oranges, and dried cherries
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Quesadillas, Ceviche, Grilled Octopus
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A cheerful sangria with an herbal edge.

The Producer

Purple Wine & Spirits Co.

The Producer
9119 Graton Rd
Graton, CA 95444
USA
1 707-829-6228

Their Portfolio

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Red Sangria

Red Sangria is a beverage made with red wine and fruit juice. Most commonly associated with Spain, red Sangria is the most typical style of Sangria; there is also a white version.

As Sangria is associated with Spain, many recipes call for a young red Rioja as the wine of choice. However, any light to medium-bodied red with forward fruit and light tannins (such as a Gamay or inexpensive Pinot Noir or blended red) can be used. The wine is mixed with orange and red grape juice as well as small bits of fresh lemons, oranges and apples. It is usually served in a pitcher and serves as a great thirst quencher on a hot summer's day.