Since 1899, S.Pellegrino has been a premium sparkling water brand synonymous with style. S.Pellegrino mineral water flows from natural springs in Val Brembana in the San Pellegrino Terme area, at the foothills of the Italian Alps near Bergamo (Lombardy). It begins as snow or rain in the mountains and takes 30 years to trickle down through the foothills. In the process, S. Pellegrino water is enriched with mineral salts, calcium, and magnesium, resulting in its signature taste.
Pellegrino’s green glass bottles can be found at high-end restaurants, hotels, and cafes around the world. In addition, S. Pellegrino has a line of products that start with the same quality, lightly carbonated mineral water but add a twist of Mediterranean flavors. The S. Pellegrino Essenza flavors include Dark Morello Cherry & Pomegranate, Lemon & Lemon Zest, Tangerine & Wild Strawberry, and Blood Orange & Black Raspberry. Each flavor comes in either a 330 ml sleek can or a 500 ml PET bottle.
We had the opportunity to sample S. Pellegrino Essenza Blood Orange & Black Raspberry. The 500 ml PET bottle is wrapped with a subtle, classic S. Pellegrino label with a slight hint of red color added. Unscrewing the silver cap reveals a light and satisfying effervescence. The creamy, slightly salty bubbles of the pure mineral water combine nicely with the very light citrus and berry notes. There is just a hint of flavor that leans slightly more towards citrus than the berry. The subtle sweetness leaves a clean, fresh, and light finish. S. Pellegrino Essenza Blood Orange & Black Raspberry would pair nicely with any rich or complex food flavors, like red meat or creamy pasta.
Summary: S. Pellegrino Blood Orange & Black Raspberry is a refreshing addition to the classic quality of S. Pellegrino mineral waters. The subtle, not-too-sweet flavor combined with the rich carbonated mineral water provides a sophisticated and refreshing drinking experience.
For more information visit S. Pellegrino’s website.