This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Fresita Sparkling Wine

Valentine’s Day lands on a Friday this year, which might mean your celebration of love does not need to involve thoughts of work the next day! Hopefully you can use the extra headspace to think of something extra special for your partner: a gift they have been hinting at, a meal at a restaurant they have been dying to try, or something special to sip as you gaze at each other through the candlelight.  If that last idea piqued your interest, grab a bottle of Fresita sparkling wine, for a sweet, strawberry note to be added to the evening of love.

Tasting Notes: Fresita combines Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscatel grapes with hand-picked strawberries from the foothills of the Andes mountains for a low-alcohol, intensely flavoured sparkler. The grapes give the wine a refreshing acidity, body and richness, all highlighting the juicy flavours of the strawberries.

Enjoy With: Spicy Asian and Indian dishes, with fruity desserts, as part of a cocktail, or just sipped on its own with someone special.

Style: A refreshing, sweet strawberry flavoured sparkling wine.

Terroir/Region: Growing grapes in Chile’s renowned Maipo and Colchagua valleys, the staff at Viña Casal de Gorchs is able to use the cooling effects of the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes mountains to the east to create balanced and refreshing sparkling wines. These are then blended with the ripest local strawberries to add a touch of another of the region’s specialties.

Producer: After immigrating to Chile from Spain, the Rabat family was determined to continue its winemaking traditions in its adopted home. Now, after founding Viña Casal de Gorchs over 80 years ago, the family is at the top of its game. It only produces sparkling wines and you will taste this dedication in every sip.

Availability: Fresita sparkling wine is available all year in the Sparkling Wine section of your local LCBO and for online ordering. Happy Valentine’s Day!


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Price: Now $13.95

LCBO#: 56697

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 8.0% alc./vol.