Ok, so I’m on a Sangria kick now. Living and working on a microfarm is more work than I thought it would be! Sangria is helping me keep it together: some days you just need a light, fruity, slightly sweet pitcher of deliciousness to counter all that chicken poop. Buttonwood Farm & Winery helps me with that.
On a recent trip there to buy peaches and taste wine, I came across 2 great wines for Sangria: the dry Rosé of Syrah (great for a Bloody Rosé Sangria) and the Semi-Semi (semi-sweet Semillon). Semillon is actually the world’s most-oft grown grape, but is typically used for blending. I love to find a Semillon varietal wine, and this one is a special treat!
Here are the tasting notes:
“Light, flavorful and slightly sweet, Semillon shows its delicate side in a sipper of a wine. . A taste delivers a burst of sugarcane-like sweetness, white peach and apple cider notes that are lifted with bright key-lime acidity. Semi-Semi finishes with hints of almond and spun honey.”
Semi-semi, you can be my spun honey.
- Fresh juice of 1 large lemon
- Fresh juice of 1 large peach (or 2 small ones)
- 10 blueberries
- Sugar, to taste
- Pineapple sage + blueberry for garnish
- Buttonwood Semi-Semi
Note: you can skip the lemon and sugar, and replace with San Pellegrino Lemon sparkling soda for some bubbles!
- Muddle the blueberries and the peach and lemon pulp together with all the juices and sugar.
- Divide this mixture into 2 glasses.
- Top with Buttonwood Semi-Semi and garnish with pineapple sage + a blueberry in each glass. You can add sparkling water or soda as well.
- Drink and be delicious! And sweet.