A classic summer drink in Chile, burgundy or Borgoña is any punch with fruit and red wine. The most popular one is with strawberries and peaches and this Strawberry Red Wine Punch.
The truth is it’s impossible not to take advantage of the incredible summer fruits in Chile, juicy and with a sweetness that I have rarely found anywhere else. These wine-based punches are delicious and are frequently enjoyed with Sunday lunch.
Fruit is very cheap in Chile; many can access fruit trees in their backyards. I grew up in a house with avocados, cherries, peaches, walnuts, and apricots trees… so spoiled!
The great month to visit Chile is March, the end of the summer there and harvest time, perfect to visit the many wine regions. Colchagua is my favorite, but any is worthy.
What varieties of red wines are suitable in Borgoña?
I like using moderated-price Chilean red wines, especially Pinot Noir, Carmenere, and Merlot. If you find Pipeño, an old-fashioned grape, it also works well.
What happens if I use white wine?
Nothing, it’s also delicious, and in Chile, we call that a Clery.
What do you serve with?
Borgoña is enjoyed before the meal. Sometimes, they will be just salted peanuts or chips on the table or a small charcuterie board with salami, queso Chanco, Pichanga, and pickles. In restaurants, usually, you will get a small bread basket with Pan Amasado and Pebre.Print
- 1 bottle red wine
- 1 box of strawberries
- 2 medium ripe peaches, optional
- sugar to taste
- 2 tablespoons Cointreau or other liquor
- Peel the peaches and cut them into small pieces. Save the juices.
- Add the washed and chopped strawberries. Mix fruit and sugar (start with 2 tablespoons) before adding the wine.
- Add the wine and Cointreau, stir and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, can be up to 6 hours.
- Serve over ice.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Quick
- Cuisine: Chilean
Keywords: strawberry red wine punch, borgoña