This white spicy sangria has a definite kick, and is thus not for those who prefer a milder, more mellow version of the refreshment. Imbibe accordingly - and have plenty of iced water on hand!
Makes 6 glasses
Difficulty: Very easy
Preparation time: 10 minutes
3 3/4 cups ( 30 fl. oz) dry white wine
3 tablespoons brandy
2 small red chilies, seeded and quartered
2 medium tart green apples, diced
2 large yellow plums, peeled, pitted and sliced
2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into chunks
1 cup (8 fl. oz) club soda
Combine all the ingredients except for the club soda in a large serving pitcher, mixing well. Refrigerate overnight.
Immediately before serving, mix in the club soda for added fizz. Serve over ice.
Fragrant and crisp, with a citrusy core of grapefruit and herb. It's a bit like a very lean sauvignon blanc, refreshing and palate-cleansing.
Comments on the 2001 vintage: From the Martinsancho’s brilliant golden, green-tinged robe to the purest, longest, most natural tasting finish, the 2001 Martinsancho Verdejo is indeed unique and nothing short of remarkable. “Aromatic, delicious, succulent, creamy, delicate, rare, and rich” are just some of the many adjectives that have been used to describe the Martinsancho Verdejo, but, perhaps, the following comment by wine critic Robert Parker Jr. says it all: “This is the best dry white table wine I have tasted from Spain.” Enjoy this one of kind gem cool, moderately chilled or frosty. We love it any way we can get it. Let’s just hope there is enough of the 2001 Martinsancho Verdejo to go around.