Is Merlot a good sangria wine?
Wine takes the center stage in this pitcher cocktail, so choose a wine that is fruity but dry, has good acidity, and is lower in tannins. Feel free to try other fruit-driven wines, like Merlot or Malbec. Just select a style that is not too tannic or heavily oaken.
What wine is closest to sangria?
Although a Spanish fine is fitting for sangria, you don’t have to go with one to make a good drink! Malbec is a great inexpensive red wine varietal that’s popular in other parts of the world.
What makes sangria wine different?
A sangria spiked with peach brandy has a higher alcohol content than a sangria made with only wine. The European Union law gives you a general idea of the alcohol percentage: Drinks labelled as sangria must have an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 12% vol.
Is Pinot Noir or Merlot better for sangria?
The best wine for sangria is Garnacha (also called Grenache) or Pinot Noir.
Is sangria a sweet wine?
Remember, Sangria is as sweet as you want it to be. The goal of Sangria is to make a drink around flavors that you love to enjoy! So if you want it to be fruity, go with a bottle of red wine. If you want it to be fruity but not THAT fruity, go with a dry red wine so you can keep the sugar down.