Savory White Sangría with Peaches, Ginger and Lime
1 bottle (750-milliliter) Riesling
1 bottle (750-milliliter) Michelle Extra Dry Sparkling Riesling
1 bottle (750-milliliter) of seltzer water (plain, lemon or lime)
1/2 cup Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
2–3 fresh peaches, sliced
1 large lemon, thinly sliced
One handful basil or mint, gently bruised to release oils
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
Combine ingredients together in a pitcher and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Serve with ice in tumblers or wine glasses.
* Metropolitan Market prices at press time.
More wines to use as a base for your sangría:
Charles & Charles 2015 Riesling, Art Den Hoed Vineyard, Yakima Valley, $11.99 (1.5 percent residual sugar): Aromas of quince and white peach lead to a lush, off-dry palate with hints of ginger and baking spices.
NV Michelle Extra Dry Sparkling Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10.99 (2 percent residual sugar): Easy-drinking off-dry sparkler with flavors of nectarines and pears and a persistent stream of bubbles.
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling, Columbia Valley, $6.49 (4 percent residual sugar): Crisp character with moderate acidity and rich flavors of ripe, honeyed yellow peaches.