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What red wine is best for sangria?

Asked by awomanscorned (11261points) March 23rd, 2011 from iPhone

Exactly what I asked, sillies.

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JmacOroni's avatar

Try this.

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downtide's avatar

Well technically it ought to be a Spanish wine, red of course. Valpolicella is a nice easy-drinking one that goes well in Sangria. Merlot too, although that’s not Spanish. (These are two of my favourite types of wine).

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Red Spanish wine like @downtide said. It is usually one level above “Cheap”, it does not need to be a wine with a vintage or year.

Raven_Rising's avatar

I agree with @downtide that Valpolicella is an excellent choice. A nice Rioja would work quite nicely as well.

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Lightlyseared's avatar

@downtide merlot is a variety of grape. It is grown in Spain and you can get Spanish merlot. (not particularly common I admit but you can get it).

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Seelix's avatar

The best sangria I ever had was in Chianti. Made with Chianti. (Duh.)

breedmitch's avatar

Rioja is not the best choice. Stylistically it has too much (American) oak.

Raven_Rising's avatar

Perhaps not the best choice, but I’ve always had good luck with Riojas. Perhaps the amount of orange I add balances it out?

JasonsMom08's avatar

Any (inexpensive) dry red wine would work great. Stay away from any sweet red wines, it’ll be too much when adding fruit.

glasseggplant's avatar

Sangria wine is best for Sangria…......with a couple of orange slices, pineapple and an apple or two….....

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