5 Wines for Sangria

5 Wines for an End-of-Summer Sangria

We’re drowning our summertime sorrows in sangria. This big batch crowd-pleaser is here for your Labor Day barbecue, camping trip, or whatever long weekend shindig you’re looking forward to capping off the summer with. 

So what makes a basic end-of-summer sangria? A sangria is traditionally made up of red wine, chopped fruit and brandy, that has been steeped for 1-2 hours and served over ice. From boxed to bottled, we’re bringing you our five fave sangria-friendly wines and how we’d spin them into a refreshing and unique sangria.

  1. La Nevera Seleccíon Especial Rosado – Aside from the fact that boxed wine is our new best friend, this scrumptious rosé is incredibly well-balanced with notes of cherry and strawberry.
Wanna mix this up?

Throw this in a pitcher for two hours with:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Green apples
  • Orange liqueur
  • Basil

Serve with charcuterie for an instant fan favorite pairing.

Format: Boxed
Volume: 3L
Price: $18.98

  1. El Cortijillo Tempranillo – This easy-drinking red will give you the confidence you need to pronounce “tempranillo” correctly. At 13% ABV, this cranberry- and currant-forward red is the perfect base for a traditional red sangria

Wanna mix this up?

Steep it in the refrigerator for one to two hours with

  • Chopped apples
  • Fresh orange slices
  • Brandy
  • A few tablespoons of brown sugar

Format: Bottle
Volume: 750 mL
Price: $7.98

  1. Encostas do Lima Vinho Verde – Have you ever taken a sip ofa crisp white wine and thought, “this is what summer tastes like?” This vinho verde is exactly that! With a hint of spritz and a whole lotta freshness, the juicy green apple, pear and lime aromas deliver relief on a hot summer day.

Wanna mix this up?

For the perfect white wine sangria, we’d brew this baby with

  • Fresh lemons and limes
  • Rosemary
  • Orange liqueur
  • A few tablespoons of agave.

Mama mia! 

Format: Bottle
Volume: 750 mL
Price: $10.98

  1. La Nevera Seleccíon Especial Red Blend – Juicy and dark berry flavors marry with the tart cherry to deliver a truly sippable wine.
Wanna mix this up?

Mix this red blend with handfuls of

  • Tangy blueberries, blackberries and raspberries (these will amplify the fruity and succulent flavors in this bad boy).
  • Top it off with brandy and sliced oranges

Voila – you have yourself the perfect sangria to pair with grilled pork chops!

Format: Boxed
Volume: 3L
Price: $18.98

  1. Encostas Vinho Verde Rosé – A few sips of this Iberian rosé and you’ll see why we picked this for our Peach & Strawberry Rosé Sangria. Notes of citrus and fresh strawberries make this the ideal match for Palisade peaches and orange liqueur.

Wanna mix this up?

Follow our full recipe here.

Format: Bottle
Volume: 750 mL
Price: $10.98

 

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