Germany: Kolonne Null Riesling 2022
Low alcohol, low-calorie wine? Absolutely. We had tasted oodles of de-alcoholised wines and never been convinced that they adequately replicated the 'mouth feel' of the real thing. Kolonne Null's de-alcoholised Riesling has an ABV of less than 0.5%. With its clear structure, crisp acidity and tense minerality, is a revelation and fooled most of our tasting panel, who assumed more alcohol was present. With an average 19 kcalories per 100ml, it has less alcohol than a ripe banana or that present in cloudy fruit juice. Plus, it’s gluten-free and vegan-friendly to boot.
A partnership between Berlin-based low alcohol wine supplier Kolonne Null and premium wine producer Weingut Hohmann from the Nähe region. The vision of Kolonne Null is to preserve flavour and texture in wine whilst removing the alcohol.
This slightly off-dry Riesling is the fabulous result. Crisp orchard fruit aromas support lime zesty acidity, smooth texture and flinty minerality.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Germany, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Riesling|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey, Salads, Seafood, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink within 3 to 4 years of vintage.|
|Vinification||Riesling grapes are fermented using wild yeasts and allowed to take their time to complete fermentation with time resting on the lees for texture and flavour. The wine is then gently de-alcoholised under vacuum at low temperatures to preserve aromas, flavours and texture.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||0.5|
Low- and no-alcohol specialists Kolonne Null use the very latest techniques to work with trusted growers to de-alcoholise wines from across Europe. They aim to preserve the characteristics of the region, grape, winemakers and indeed the terroir in the finished bottles.
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