Scarlett’s Lime and Elderflower Spritzer – Invivo Wines (New Zealand)

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  • My Rating: [B-]

Scarlett’s Spritzers – Wine Spritzer infused with Lime and Elderflower – Invivo Wines, 5% ABV, 500ml, (Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand)

on the back label:

“We take our premium blend of wines, add water and infuse it with elderflower and lime. The result is a delicious and refreshing fruit spritzer with a crisp, dry finish.”

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  • Style: (lime & eldeflower infusion, wine) Cooler
  • Taste: Fragrant elderflower lime white wine sugary moderately cloying
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $5.50 CAD – 500ml., August 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes
  • Would I recommend this to at parties: yes!

Visual: Pours effervescent straw yellow with large bubbles clinging to the side of the glass, large CO2 steady streams.

Nose: fragrant elderflower with hints of lime citrus – absolutely enticing. (lvl-10)-pungency

Attack: incoming sugars & acidity

Mid-palate: bubbly-big CO2, light sour-tangy, white wine, (lvl-7)-sticky sweetness, grassy elderflower

Finish: light tartness, dissipating cloying sugars, lime oil bitterness, elderflower exhale.

Summary: Firstly, I have to say I love the taste of elderflower. Having made elderflower soda from scratch, I can certainly taste the real elderflower and limes in this spritzer. Although somewhat cloying and a touch thin, it reminds me of a sweeter, less dense flavoured St-Germain Cocktail (elderflower liqueur, champagne). Still, it’s very drinkable and goes well with a meal.