It has been annoyingly warm here in the Midwest. Not warm enough to complain about the heat but warm enough to take away the pleasure of fall. On the bright side, the consolation prize is a nice cold glass of white sangria. This week's pairing is sweet and tasty Eppa White Sangria, thank you to Deutsch Family Wines, and a classic movie that is impossible not to love, Pride & Prejudice. This is one of my favorite films with Keira Knightley, not only because I love her and I love this story but also because she plays the role of Elizabeth Bennet to perfection.
Eppa Suprafruta Sangria is made in Mendocino. California with a real, organic SuperFruit juices and premium varietal wine made from organically-grown grapes. That statement alone should make you feel good about drinking this wine. It is anti-oxidant rich so the guilt is practically non-existent. The white wine includes SuperFruit juices from Mangosteen, peach, mango and Mediterranean blood orange. According to Eppa, you immediately get peach and mango aromas from the glass and flavors of lemon, lime and orange after the first sip followed by tropical flavors of mango, pineapple and peach. I strongly agree on the peach notes. There is almost an overwhelming amount of peach going on in this wine. I also get the pineapple and mango. This sangria is pretty tropical making it perfect for these last warm days (that hopefully won't be around for long). There is also a red sangria but you'll just have to wait for next week to read about that one.
I really did love this sangria. I'm a bit biased because sangria is one of my favorite summertime drinks. I simply poured it over a few ice cubes and garnished with a pear slice. I think the lighter flavors from the pear balance nicely with the sweetness from the peach. So if you want to go a step further and cut up pear chunks to include in the drink, that might not be a bad idea. I think it would even be tasty with tart berries.
I have to be honest, I think I swapped the pairings this week. I think that last week's Sauvignon Blanc would have been a much better fit for Pride & Prejudice and that this week's Eppa Sangria would have paired better with Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World. Because the sangria is a bit stronger in its flavor and has more personality as a sangria, it would have been a good match for a film with such mixed emotions involved. The classic and crisp Sauvignon Blanc would have been a perfect pairing for the classic Jane Austen film. My terrible decision making does not reflect on the wines but if you're going to do these pairings at home, I would suggest swapping them. For some reason I just think Elizabeth Bennet would be more likely to sip a Sauvignon Blanc and Penny a glass of ice cold white sangria. What do you think?
Thank you to Deutsch Family Wines for providing Eppa SupraFruta White Sangria. Opinions are 100% my own.