Friday, July 30, 2010

WHITE SANGRIA AT SOUTH POINT


White Sangria

I have mentioned before that Los Angeles Argentine restaurant South Point  has a tendency to store their red wines in the attic rather than the cellar - at least that’s the impression I get from the rather warm serving temperature .  Their whites, happily, do not suffer the same fate.  Just to be safe, on my most recent visit there, I took advantage of the hot summer weather and ordered a white sangria .
Our waitress explained that she would be back after she made it.  It didn’t take long before she brought a beverage that looked like a pink lemonade to the table.  The tint comes thanks to a dash of grenadine.
The white sangria features the Trapiche  Torrontes and lemonade, along with small chunks of orange, lemon and strawberry.  She also added a little sugar, which I felt was unnecessary and I will ask her to skip next time.
It’s a refreshing drink with tartness from the lemon, brightness from orange and sweetness from the strawberry.  I left the sugar at the bottom of the glass.  Oh, and there’s plenty of ice, so it’s nice and cold, no matter where the wine is stored.