A Guide to Alcohol-Free Chardonnay

Jun 01, 2021

Chardonnay is by far the most popular variety of white wine in the world! Characterised by complex fruity flavours such as apple and lemon, along with notes of vanilla and butter, Chardonnay is sometimes aged in oak for an enhanced flavour.

Person pouring a bottle of Newblood chardonnay into a glass

Chardonnay grapes are grown in virtually every wine-producing country in the world, but are prolific in Australia – in fact, globally, Australia is the third largest chardonnay nation (behind France and the US) which could be why we love it so much!

And when it comes to alcohol free Chardonnay, we really are spoilt for choice, so I have compiled this guide to best for you to try.

Toasting alcohol-free Chardonnay in the sun

1. Newblood Non-Alcoholic Chardonnay

The blurb: Newblood wines have quickly gained a reputation for tasting like classic alcoholic wine, a result of traditional wine-making methods combined with a unique 'triple distilled' method of de-alcolisation.

The taste: With the aroma, flavour, and mouthfeel of a classic Australian buttery Chardonnay this full-bodied wine has hints of oak, citrus blossom and honeysuckle and a crisp palate that’s fresh and balanced. 

Worth noting: Made in South Australia, this wine is low in calories and vegan

Pairs with: Chicken, tofu, white pasta sauce dishes and soft cheese

2. Thomson & Scott Noughty

The blurb: Made from 100 per cent Chardonnay grapes this best selling and highly reviewed sparkling wine has been given the nod of approval from our customers with over 

The taste: With aromas of citrus and fresh green apples this sparkling wine is dry, crisp and elegant.

Worth noting: Made in Germany, this wine is Certified Organic, very low in sugar, vegan, B-Corp Certified and 0.0% ABV.

Pairs with: Soft cheese such as camembert

3. Le Petit Chavin Non-alcoholic Chardonnay

The blurb: Endorsed by renewed wine critic Richard Juhlin, this wine is aged for a year so that the full character of the chardonnay can develop, before gently removing the alcohol.

The taste: With aromatic notes of fresh apple and citrus, this well-rounded dry wine.

Worth noting: Made France, this wine contains less than 20 calories per 100ml is also lighter than traditional chardonnay. 

Pairs with: Seafood, Cheeses, tofu and chicken

4. Carl Jung Chardonnay

The blurb: Made in the German wine region of Rüdesheim am Rhein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Carl Jung was one of the first wineries to master the wine dealcoholisation process.
The taste: Crisp and dry, this Chardonnay has all of the flavour, aroma and mouthfeel of a classic wine including green apples, citrus and pineapples.
Worth noting: This wine is Certified vegan and low in calories and sugars with only 18.3 calories and 4.0g of sugar per 100g.
Pairs with: Light fish dishes

5. Lindeman's Alcohol-Free Semillon Chardonnay 

The blurb: Experienced Australian winemakers, Lindeman's blend classic Chardonnay grape with Semillon and use the latest technology to gently remove the alcohol so that the wine retains it’s delicate fruit flavours.

The taste: With aromas of white peach and notes of oak and vanilla, this full-bodied wine has a palate of stone fruit and melon with a generous, well-rounded finish.

Worth noting: With no artificial sweeteners or flavours this wine is lower in calories than traditional wine

Pairs with: Chicken and salty pasta dishes and hard cheese

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