Do you really know wine?
Our alcohol free wines are of excellent varietal born and absolutely proven in production of high quality wines. Some of the wines are aged in small oak barrels and all of them are refined and filtered according to the best traditional methods. Just before bottling, we filter and eliminate the alcohol from the wine. The dealcoholized wines have their own personality, fruity and aromatic but lighter in texture and taste wines with alcohol. Compared to regular wines, texture are very similar in presentation and ritual. The flavors are also very similar and can be sometimes be confusing in blind wine tastings.
In the mouth, alcohol-free wines are complex and full of flavours resulting from fermentation and are NOT at all similar to grape must. The white, rosé and sparkling, have a very similar flavor. The reds are similar and complex differing only in a slightly lower dryness and density in the mouth.
Is it a substitute for alcoholic wine?
Alcohol-free wines are not intended to be a substitute. Simply, it is an alternative to alcohol wine, natural and very similar when one does not want to drink alcohol.
IS DE-ALCOHOLISED WINE JUST GRAPE JUICE?
No! But it is fermented grape juice, that goes through the process of a wine. The alcohol is removed at the end (see below).
HOW IS DE-ALCOHOLISED WINE MADE?
There are 2 main process for making de-alcoholised wine: vacuum distillation and reverse osmosis. In both cases the process starts with an alcholic wine, fermented grape juice and has the same stages of maturation, with alcohol being extracted after that.
Alcohol is gently extracted in a vacuum at temperatures below 30C, when the wine is warmed up and alcohol starts to evaporate slowly. This method is quick, and though it does not boil the wine, many people complain that the main phenolic components that give the wine its floral aroma get lost or evaporate in this process.
Reverse osmosis filters out the aroma and phenolic components before the alcohol is removed by distillation. The remaining water is added back into the filtered wine afterwards. Reverse osmosis is a more expensive process than vacuum distillation and takes longer.
Can diabetics drink alcohol-free wine?
Yes, although it is recommended that you check with your family physican first. Some of our alcohol free wines have long been included as products allowed in the list published by the ADA (American Association of Diabetes).
How about the dietary values?
Our wines have less than a third of the calories than in a regular wine. Although it varies slightly, the typical range is between 20 to 28 calories per 100 ml. It contains about 5 grams of carbohydrates per 100 ml, with no fat or protein therefore they are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Is there wine with 0.0% alcohol, I mean, absolutely nothing?
It is practically impossible to remove 100% of alcohol drink and it is normally considered sufficient to have less than 0.5% alcohol. The legal definition of a drink called “mocktails” in Spain requires that the product contains less than 1% alcohol volume. All our wines contain much less than that. Actually, our alcohol free wines contain less alcohol than one freshly squeezed orange juice!
Is there wine tasting for Alcohol free wines?
Yes, it is done similar to the normal wine tastings, although it sometimes gives more emphasis to issues such as the pairings, visual and aroma. If fact, there is no difference with the normal, conventional wine tasting.
What is the expiration on the bottle and after opening?
Generally, the shelf life is about three years in the bottle. We recommend finishing up the wine in three to four days after opening it to avoid loss of quality.