Begonia Sangria - $11.00

Begonia Sangria Overall Rating: Value:

A delicious blend produced from the finest organic Monastrell and Bobal, spices and natural fruit essences from the Iberian Peninsula, using a family recipe going back two generations. They are ripened in the rugged vineyards in Cuenca and Yecla Spain and are blended with Azahar flowers, a mix of traditional Mediterranean spice and herbs, and the essences of real Valencia oranges. The result is an authentic Sangria that captures the spirits of the Spanish summer which can be enjoyed anytime of the year. 1L bottle.

WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?

 

Begonia is one of the few premium sangrias produced in Spain. All of its ingredients are natural and of high quality. The wine is made from organically grown grapes. The spices macerate with the wine, same method as producing artisanal vermouth. The fruit flavors come from a natural extraction of the essence of the oranges. No chemically induced flavoring is used. Lastly, this sangria is not pasteurized making its wine flavors more apparent and fresher. Most sangrias produced in Spain are bottled in the 750ml, but Begonia comes in 1 lit bottle.

GRAPE:

 

Monastrell and Bobal. The grapes are organically grown. They come from vineyards located in Cuenca and Yecla and blended with Azahar flowers, a mix of traditional Mediterranean spice, herbs, and the essences of real Valencia oranges.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

 

Perfect drink for all fun occasions! Enjoy Begonia Premium Sangria chilled, poured over ice and/or garnished with fruit.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING:

 

The wine macerates for 5 days with Mediterranean spices, same process as making vermouth. After the maceration process has taken place, purified water is added to the Monastrell and Bobal blend which is high in color and tannin. Once the water is added the natural essence of oranges and Azahar flowers is added. Then Sugar cane is added to bring an element of sweetness without compromising its fresh and citrus identity.

PRODUCTION:

 

30,000 cases

LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:

 

The vineyards are tended in Cuenca and Yecla. the soil type here is Limestone and all vineyards are organically farmed. The average age of these vineyards is 20 years old.

TASTING NOTES:

 

Begonia is a premium sangria fashioned to communicate the bright orange citrus flavors of the Mediterranean. All its ingredients are natural and of high quality. It exhibits bright citrus aromas and fresh red berry flavors. It is smooth and delicious! Enjoy Begonia Premium Sangria chilled, poured over ice and/or garnished with fruit.

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