Are you looking for a light, delicate and fruity alternative to the usual sparkling wines? Look no further than Splendia. Splendia Fragolino is an Italian sweet sparkling wine made from Merlot grapes with an added hint of natural strawberry. It is perfect to have with dessert or after dinner and also makes a great aperitif; making it ideal for many occasions.
Low in calories - only 60 cal per 250ml glass - and only 7 grams of sugar per litre. This wine is also VEGAN - no animal products were used in the creation of this wine.
I don't buy wine often and when I do it's never more than fifteen dollars and then I usually don't end up finishing the bottle, so I've been wanting to branch out to the slightly costlier bottles in case they taste that much better and I then want to actually finish the bottle. Opening this up I got an instant hit of sweet strawberry, the smell actually made me think of a strawberry and lime cider that I really enjoy so I was curious as to how this would taste. There's a nice light fizz to this which gives a nice enough hit without feeling like there's too many bubbles to this.
I shared this with my mum, knowing I'd need to finish the bottle as I don't have any form of stopper. She said that she enjoyed it very much, that it is sweet but not too sweet and she likes the flavour. It's smooth with a little sharp taste on the tip of your tongue, she liked the slight bubbles and would buy it for a special occasion. I, myself, really enjoyed this, it was close enough to the flavours of ciders that I like but still it's own thing. For me this seemed like a sophisticated cider as it had that similar flavour but it has a really nice smoothness to it, I did find it very sweet which is surprising considering how little sugar is actually in this (which is a bonus).
I really enjoyed this and for a special occasion I would buy this.
I am a fan of fruity cider and sweet wines, including Lindauer Fraise so I was interested to see how Splendia Fragolino would compare. The wine is a bright, light strawberry colour and the label on the bottle is very minimalist. The cork was easy to pop off and I didn't have to worry about all the wine spraying out of the bottle. The cork smelt like strawberries which was a good start and the wine fizzed nicely when poured into a glass. The first flavour to hit me was strawberries and it tasted lovely and sweet, which I prefer. If you like dry wines then this is definitely not the wine for you! After the initial strawberry flavour, there there was an aftertaste that I couldn't quite distinguish which stopped it being too sweet, but didn't detract from the overall appeal.
This is a light and refreshing wine that is easy to consume. In fact, it's very similar to a strawberry Prosecco and it's so smooth to drink you can get a little carried away with the servings! Once I had started the bottle it was easy to keep topping up my glass and it seemed a shame to leave any as the bottle wasn't resealable and I would hate for any to spoil! The plus side is that it is low on calories so it didn't affect my waistline too dramatically!
This is a perfect wine to have during a summer BBQ or a special occasion and I'll definitely be putting a few bottles away for when friends come to stay and play!
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