Are you familiar with Frosae Wine Sorbae?
Well you should be. It’s about to be everywhere this summer.
Frosae, a sorbet made with wine, comes in three flavors: elegant white made with Peconic Bay 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, royal red made with Peconic Bay 2008 merlot and chocolate merlot made with chocolate wine from Dutch winemakers ChocoVine.
The East Patchogue-based company is looking for a new supplier since they bought up all the leftover stock from the now-closed Cutchogue vineyard.
The frozen treat doesn’t have an overly sweet aftertaste like a product made with high fructose corn syrup. It’s gluten free and the white and red varieties have just 110 and 120 calories per serving respectively. The chocolate flavor has 160 calories.
And the original taste remains intact even while frozen.
A wine connoisseur could guess the varietal and vintage from just one bite, said Frosae president Ben Amato.
“The taste of the wine is the taste of the dessert,” said Mr. Amato, a retired English teacher from the Middle Country School District who came up with the idea in January 2012. “On the second bite, the wine taste moves to the front.”
At 1.8 percent alcohol by volume, you’ll probably get a brain freeze before you can catch a buzz. Still the product is only available to those 21 and older.