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This wine is made like the still expression, but the CO2 in the sparkling version really balances the residual sugar and makes it appear drier than it it is. Because of that, it’s even more wine-like: lemon, spice and everything nice! This alcohol-free bubbly is perfect for the holidays, or any day really. An incredibly refreshing single serving; or, a convenient, light cocktail mixer which tastes almost dry and shows up with nicely embedded hints of peach and apricot, fresh apples and a full mouthfeel.

 

  • Vintage: N.V.
  • Variety: Riesling
  • Country: Germany
  • Region: Rüdesheim
  • Appellation: Johannisberg
  • Vinification: Stainless steel
  • Alcohol: 0.0%
  • Acidity: 7.9 g/L
  • Residual Sugar: 37.7 g/L
  • Bottle Size: 750 ml

Sparkling Riesling ~ EINS ZWEI ZERO ~ Alcohol Free Wine

C$22.95Price
  • A little background: 

    As Mr. Leitz tells it, a Norwegian chef, Odd Ivar Solvold, spoke to him a few years ago about the need for a good nonalcoholic wine, particularly in Norway, where the penalty for drunken driving, Mr. Solvold told him, was 10 percent of one’s annual income. He wanted something that was balanced and would match his cuisine, and he offered to pay Mr. Leitz that same price he got for his conventional wines.

    Mr. Leitz said he also had a personal desire for a nonalcoholic wine as heart issues were preventing him from consuming as much alcohol as had been customary for him.

    How it is done: 

    Johannes Leitz is the only wine maker, that is using their own wines, that could otherwise be used for his outstanding entry level wines, for the production of their alcohol-free wines. The winery employs an adaptation of the vacuum distillation. In this process, the wine is warmed to 29ºC. Even this low temperature allows for a very effective removal of the alcohol. At the same time valuable aromas are being protected, which help the wine maker to create a product, that is as close to wine, as possible.

    Does the product still contain traces of Alcohol?
    Smallest amounts; yes – which, however, have no physiological effect. They are below 0.1% vol, which is well below the average alcohol content of fruit juices (tolerance when bottling is max. 0.38% vol | claim on the label from 1.2% vol).

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