When traveling to Italy’s Amalfi Coast, I sampled some of the simplest and most delightful dishes I’ve ever come across. At one of my favorite seaside restaurants, Da Adolfo, they served an extremely simple cocktail that I will never forget: peaches soaked in wine. For this pared-down take on Sangria, super-ripe and juicy peaches are sliced and then soaked in crisp, minerally white wine. After sipping the lightly flavored wine, savor each slice of the wine-soaked fruit.
This beverage is extremely easy to replicate at home and can be scaled up to serve a crowd. To really capture the coastal Italian spirit, serve your wine in chic ceramic pitchers.
When selecting a wine, you’ll want to choose a bottle that’s immensely refreshing, crisp, and minerally. Avoid oaky wines. Here are some great options, all available for under $15 at your local H-E-B.
Peaches in White Wine
- One 750ml bottle crisp white wine, such as Pinot Gris or Vinho Verde
- 2 large juicy peaches halved, pitted, and sliced
- In a large pitcher, combine the wine and peaches.
- Transfer to the refrigerator and let macerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
- Pour into glasses and serve chilled.
Our Wine Recommendations
Oregon’s Underwood Pinot Gris ($14) is a bright and refreshing bottle that boasts notes of pear, florals, and stone fruits. Despite its many layers, each sip is understated and elegant.
The slight spritz of Broadbent’s perennial classic Vinho Verde ($10) makes this bottle endlessly gluggable. At such an affordable price, this refreshing, pear-scented wine is a total steal.
Ferrari-Carano’s Fumé Blanc ($12) opens with the aromas of an exotic fruit salad, including guava, lychee, apricot, and Meyer lemon. The bottle’s bright acidity and crisp freshness make it ideal for soaking peaches.
Almost as important as the wine is the pitcher that you serve it in! Here are a few dreamy options that are reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast: