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30th May 2010

Fresita, Sparkling wine with Patagonian Strawberries, Chile
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,,, Whole Foods. Note: on offer at £5.99 from Formulawine during June 2010. See all stockists on

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