STRAWBERRY MELLO - STILL OR BUBBLY
The Mello Family of fruit wines is a perennial favorite at SpringGate both sparkling and still. An Eastern US twist on Prosecco - a drink that allows the sunshine to dance in the orchard and field; this wine is created from a blend of two popular fruits: Summer Strawberries and Fall apples - sweet and medium bodied. The apple wine comes from local family owned farms. This sweet wine is intentionally a low ABV wine of around 7%.
This wine is normally available year round, and especially May-August, where it is featured at our Strawberry Festival in June.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS AND RECIPES
Any cheese tray will go with the wine, but especially cheddar cheese and Manchego.
Some classic winter-based, savory recipes will appease your appetite with this wine:
BUBBLY STRAWBERRY MELLO NOW AVAILABLE IN 375mL CANS You may purchase these by the single can or in 4-can packs!
DETAILS AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
2018 Cases: many
Alcohol by Volume: 7%
Residual Sugar: 9%
Fruits: Strawberry Juice, Apple
Still: Corked or Twist Cap
Estate Grown: No
Local Farm: Yes
VINIFICATION AND BLENDING
Spring Gate Mellos are naturally fermented using either grape wine juice of carefully selected varieties, or raw, unpasteurized juice of fresh-pressed Pennsylvania Apples including our favorite old cultivars. Our unique fermentation, select wine yeasts and aging, stay true to the fruit, authentic flavors and tradition only present in fresh-pressed Eastern wine.
To this "vineyard experience" or "orchard experience" we then blend and add that carbonation that many enjoy, or not for those who love a still wine.
As with many of the Mello wines, this wine is many times used as the basis of a cocktail with the addition of vodka, triplesec, or gin with the addition of fresh strawberries, or strawberries and lemon.
In addition fresh strawberries soaked/infused with Strawberry Mello (aka "drunken strawberries") is also popular as an addition to everything from ice tea, to more traditional cocktails.