30/05/2010 – Fresita, Sparkling wine with Patagonian Strawberries

Fresita, Sparkling wine with Patagonian Strawberries
On my first visit to Chile ten years ago I visited Valdivieso’s sparkling wine facility where they produced a wine infused with fresh strawberry pulp that was a delicious summer drink. How nice to see this product, made with an all-natural infusion of Patagonian strawberries in a sparkling base of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscatel. The wine pours a deep crimson pink, and has lifted aromas of strawberry and a touch of patchouli, leading onto a palate where the strawberry flavour persists but sits nicely within quite a crisp, elegant acidity and the wine staying fresh and breezy to the finish. There’s got to be room for fun products like this in the sometimes serious world of wine surely? £7.49 – 8.99, Formulawine.co.uk, Drinksdirect.co.uk, Whole Foods.