We still have some 2015 Iowa Nouveau available for sale at the Winery. This is a very fruit forward simple dry red wine that is versatile with food or by itself. I like to pair it with my spicy vegetable soup or with burgers. Iowa Nouveau is made entirely from grapes grown in Iowa.
Because it is so fruity, Iowa Nouveau makes great Sangria. Two sangria recipes follow. We recently sampled them at the Winery and initially the Sangria de Frutas was the favorite. After the two sangrias had set overnight in the refrigerator, the judgment was a toss-up. Get a couple of bottles of the Iowa Nouveau, make these two sangrias, and let them sit overnight in the refrigerator. Then decide which you like best!
Tassel Ridge® Berrylicious Sangria
2 cups cranberry juice
1 cup orange or clementine juice
2 bottles Tassel Ridge® Iowa Nouveau
½ cup sugar, more or less to taste
cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries
Put cranberry juice, orange juice, Tassel Ridge Iowa Nouveau, and sugar in pitcher. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add fruit. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight, before serving.
Tassel Ridge® Sangria de Frutas
1 cup cranberry-blueberry-blackberry juice
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup lime juice
1 bottle Tassel Ridge® Iowa Nouveau
¼ cup sugar, more or less to taste
⅓ cup blueberries
½ blood orange (or any orange), sliced
1 lime, sliced
Put cranberry-blueberry-blackberry juice, orange juice, lime juice, Tassel Ridge Iowa Nouveau, and sugar in pitcher. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add blueberries, orange slices, and lime slices. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight, before serving. Serves 4–6.
2015 Iowa Nouveau is priced at $14.00 per 750 ml bottle, plus tax and bottle deposit.
Also, we have just received several bottles of 2014 Iowa Nouveau back from Ambassadors who have “retired” and they are on sale at a 20% discount or $11.20 per bottle while supplies last. Some of our customers say they really liked the 2014 Iowa Nouveau.